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Travel Blogs from Tilcara
... smelling tourists waft their lovely smell by dogs, who then proceed to follow. This is all well and good when you can lose them (hopping in a shop, crossing a road, climbing a tree etc normally does the trick) but not on a hike. We eventually got 3 dogs down to 1, but it got more and more excitable wanting to play, including biting my trainers and ankle. Not fun. On our return I had to throw stones for over an hour to tire the bloody thing just to prevent ...
... my stomach was not feeling food...but we picked a place right off the main square that our hostel recommended for pasta, mikes request.
Dinner was good...I ordered a grilled chicken breast with some herbed potatoes and vegetable soup. Safe. Although I only ate a few bites, it tasted so good. Mike had pasta. Of course we ordered a bottle of wine, torrontes, a white wine from this area of Argentina. We are going to ...
... through the old city, you see the ruins. They are every place. Most of the ruins are toppled stone structures, but it is very interesting. You can see where they used to worship their gods, as well as see the size the buildings they lived in.
It was a fascinating place and very beautiful. We took lots of pictures and enjoyed looking around.
At the bottom of the hill was a botanical garden. The garden had lots of different species of cactus ...
This morning it was nice to wake up in a double bed instead of a bunk! A trip to the local market to stock up on goodies, including apple cake, and then off the El Pucara - an prehispanic fortress which is situated on an isolated hill covered with cacti about 1km from Tilcara. Once again, like so many places in Argentina, the views ...
... with little upheaval. Then there are the Aduano walk thru the bus checks....everybody's passport or ID is checked....then we move on. But we've had a few of the everybody off the bus with your bags, line up and have an officer with latex gloves go through them. The most extensive check happens en route to Argentina. Not only do we have to take our bags off the bus but even our luggage that's precisely packed into the storage area of the bus. We carry ...
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