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... and western than the other countries we've visited. Theses differences were enhanced by the contrast with wild and rough Bolivia we'd just spent so much time in. Sam hasn't been looking forward to Argentina as much as I have. He fears it won't be as "exotic" as everywhere else on our agenda. It's true that Argentina is the most American of all European countries and the most European of all American countries, but beyond that it has a hugely ...
... the mountain of seven colors" brooded behind us, waiting for us to explore tomorrow. Dinner at best spot in town & it truly was delicious! Apps, salad, steak, wine& dessert, $40 w tip. How can that be wrong!! Exhausted but still managed short late nite stroll around village & out cold by 10:30 This was actually written on sat, 26th. Can't seem to figure out logistics so bear with us ...
... the last days of the old year in Tilcara, a very picturesque village a few hours from the border and nestled in the beautiful Quebrada de Humahuaca, a series of colorful canyons and valleys that are very similar to Cafayate, the place where we spent Christmas. After walking around for an hour looking for a decent place to sleep, we ended up in a very nice guesthouse with a beautiful view of the surroundings; another gem discovered by chance, and for some strange reason for the ...
... our limbs ached... it was funny how a few days of mountain climbing could leave young and relatively fit people so destroyed! We were beat but very happy!!
Also have to mention that the culture of this area is another major attraction. Everywhere strange images and art with devils and night-marescapes, carvings of horny demon heads- scary but extremely interesting! In the evenings we were in the pena which is a tavern/restaurant ...
... home full of incredibly friendly, sober people. We decided to give ourselves the day off, so just unpacked and explored the town. It's really beautiful, completely surrounded by the Andes with plenty of walks, and horse riding for those a bit braver than us. There's also a brilliant market of handmade gap-yeary items, most of which we have resisted I'm proud to say! The ...