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... and even
when the clouds cleared the winds picked up to replace them with dust clouds.
Even in full sunshine it was a bit fresh - definitely come a little too far
North into the foothills of the Andes. Many more indigenous people, especially
Bolivians, and their fave foods, such as Andean potatoes, are appearing on
The first couple of places were full, unusual ...
... a big wait en-route for everyone to get off the bus to go into the bakery (every time someone got back on with their bread rolls, some other old lady or man hobbled off across the road to get theirs. In the end the bus driver had to start driving off before the last few stragglers were forced out back on the bus).
There were a few of us volunteering at the reserve, and we all stayed ...
After lunch we hit route 40 … another dusty road through a desert with a lot more bumps. It was a lot flatter along this route but we did see lots of llamas and donkeys, plus a salt flat way over in the distance, which was pretty cool. If we'd had more time we would’ve gone to have a closer look, but we were running behind schedule and had to keep moving.
... There is also a sight to see in Tilcara, called Pukara – but can you believe we actually gave it a skip!! :) Greg was just too outraged to go in. As they charge locals ARS15, then other South American ARS20 but then all other foreigners ARS30 – and he was just outraged at this injustice!!! (yeah, pretty silly I know, and a stoopid reason not to go in, but hey I didn’t have to sit through anymore ruins... woohoo for me!! :)). But the walk was ...
... are built in the traditional Adobe style using earth, clay and straw mixed in a specific way passed down the generations, quite fascinating.
We had been recommended to stay in the upstairs room at the El Cardon hostel so we phoned ahead and were very proud to have managed, between us, enough Spanish to book with a non-English speaking lady :-) It turned out to be more hotel or hostAl (means no kitchen facilities and usually ...