La Albahaca Hostel
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... our tent again for the first time in 2 months! The hostel was very chilled and the setting for our campsite was spectacular, surrounding by mountains. After a busy day driving we were hungry so headed to a very busy restaurant called La Pena de Carlitos for some local grub. We tried Tamales, which is corn leaves filled with a maize and mince mix, and Llama empanadas. Quinoa is big in northern Argentina so we enjoyed a quinoa stew with beef, potatoes and tomato ...
... to go along for the ride :). The city is a great lively place and has a terrific atmosphere. We went to the museum, Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña. It's an interesting museum dedicated to the discovery of three mummified children who were Inca sacrifices buried in a volcano in chile. The body's are very well persevered, its sad reading about what these poor little kids went through, from deforming there skulls, to burying them alive :(. We ...
... up purchasing some wall art, some pillow cases, a hat, and some other gear. As our visit coincided with my birthday, G bought me a Gaucho (AR Cowboy) Knife with fork and sharpener. Its sweet! It is made of steel, wood and bone and has a curved handle with little indentations for your fingers. Perfect for barbecues and stabbing muggers!
I just want to clarify that we didn't buy pillow cases, that would be weird, it was cushion covers!
... high altitude. We, like so many before and since, went to sit at the taxi corner as we waited for enough people (4) to fill the car and head off. We ended up as three paying a bit extra each but had an excellent driver-guide so well worth it.
The drive up the mountain pass, summiting at 4,170 metres above sea level, is quite a hair-raising drive at times with its steep rise in altitude and hairy, windy, hairpin bends on the edge of ...
... that we could buy tickets for, and although we tried to beg and bargain for a discount, we had no such luck.
One of the more interesting things about Argentina is the abundance of bidets. They´re in every private bathroom, and I have no idea how to use them, not that it is necessary to use them. But, seriously, they should come with directions. Do you still use toilet paper? If ...