La Albahaca Hostel
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... off for the bus station. We had a 9:15 bus to La Quiaca, which took just over 3 hours. The scenery en route was beautiful - the same multi-coloured hills we had seen in Cachi. The on-board entertainment, the film White House Down (again), was less impressive. I think Mr H will cover the border crossing in the next blog, so I will leave it here. Lots of love to everyone back home - missing you all. Lyndsey & Martin ...
We saw many beautiful cacti, views each more spectacular than the last and had explanations of places and villages from our driver.
Then, as we turned a bend in the road and started our descent, our driver proudly announces "Salinas Grandes" as he pointed at a shimmering White mirage in the distance.
A quick stop to look at and photograph a "turtle rock" before heading off to experience something completely ...
... less developed – just what I’ve been waiting for...
Ten things to know about Argentina:
1. There are stray dogs everywhere.
2. They have invented the best flavour ever – Dulce de Leche
3. The buses are plush.
4. They don’t go overboard when celebrating the soccer.
5. They waste money on paint for ...
... driving through the dirt roads in our truck until we got bogged and had to get the sand mats and dig ourselves out. Once we extracted ourselves from the bind we were in, we were off to see the pink lagoon (pink because of the algae that grows there) and we also got to see the pink flamingos (they’re pink because they eat the pink algae, it all makes sense now....). We also saw some salt lakes which were a nice precursor to the salt flats to come and ...
God! As soons as you arrive in this town, you feel like you are in a farwest movie. It is really small and has a desertic climate, which means that during the day it's hot, but when the night comes it is fairly cold (even in the summer).
There's nothing much too ...