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It was nearly steak o'clock as we made our way across the border from Tupiza to Salta, Argentina. Once again we were entering black (blue) market territory and we were thankful that we had exchanged a load of dollars-especially as it seemed that every cashpoint charges in Argentina. The drive towards Salta was pretty interesting. Immediately we noticed big differences between the countries- ...
... they all use the black market on a daily basis. Every bank and ATM there were ques 24/7 of at least 20 people. It looked like mayhem to us, but this is just part of every day life for them.
So now we can afford to be in a city like normal people instead of budgeteers we started to eat in some nicer restauratns. We could afford to eat in the main business square for a meal instead of back ...
... about and watched for a bit and it all "kicked off". The band started playing, the men on horse back started riding, but we had no idea what was going on. A nice couple from BA tried to explain what was going on but i'm still working on "Hola" so had no chance when the sentences stretched to two words.... Luckily Tara's allergy to horses kicked in (this amazed me as we were no where near them) so we made our exit and we were off to catch the bus to the Argentinian border town of La Quiaca.
... and of course informed me that he did in fact go in September and it was cold and could rain a lot - soooooooo angry!!
We finally got to the Argentinian side and promptly committed the cardinal sin of travelling - being taken in by someone advertising on the street for a bus outside the terminal rather than carefully researching the different companies and times of the buses. Please don't judge - we were vulnerable at that time and someone shouting direct bus to salta ...
... was very pretty and as it was our last day in Argentina we had steak.
The following morning we departed for Chile. Although we only just made the bus. Having spent all our money we were just about to depart the hostel at 6.15am for the 7 am bus when the owner told us we still owed him a nights rent. I argued this for about 10 mins before realising he was right, at about the time we should have been boarding the bus, and we still had ...
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