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The bus journey to Salta went by pretty quickly, after a quick bus change we arrived. We had no idea where we were staying or what to do as it had never been part of our plan. Luckily when we got off the bus a hostel promotion man approached us with a free taxi ride, breakfast and a 6 bed dorm- we were in! After checking in and having a quick 2 hour nap we were ready to explore the city. We headed to the main square were we had a spot of lunch. The town was beautiful, there ...
... the restaurant we went to on the first night also gave us marinated butter beans and aubergine - so tasty. Day 1: Exploring the city. There's some gorgeous church's in the town, painted in brilliant colours, blues, reds, pinks and also painted on windows (this seems to be a common trend in Argentina). The main square had a very European feel, coble streets, lots of cafés and a grassed area in the middle. Great place ...
... and the centre of Bolivia's nascent wine renaissance. Finding that all the buses left at very inconvenient times, we examined the bus-station of Bolivia, and decided to break our journey to Argentina in Tupiza instead. Tupiza is small, dusty place with incredibly expensive hotels, notable (as far as I can tell) for two things. It is the location where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were gunned down by the Bolivian Army. It is also a short ...
Today we journeyed to Argentina. It was a pretty lengthy journey. Took about 10 hours in total. Two and a half of those were spent at the border. First task was to queue for an exit stamp from Bolivia. We had to wait whilst they installed a new desk into the office which was too big for the room. Second task was to get an entry stamp from Argentina. They wouldn't process us until we'd all got our exit stamps from Bolivia. We also had to contend with Bolivians who insisted ...
... so I'm cutting this entry short so I can check it out!
Okay, caught the parade and I have never seen so many gauchos in my life. There were 100 ranches participating so I got tired after the first 60. There were lots of kids in it and I thought the lady riders doing side saddle were pretty cool. Off to eat late lunch now before my flight.
Next entry will be about my jungle encounter.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet