Estancia Las Tacanas
Travel Blogs from Tafi del Valle
Back on the truck and driving to Cafayate, the wine region.
A 600km drive got us to Tafi Del Valle, where we spent the night. It was an amazing drive with dramatic views of the Andes, fields of pink coloured flowers, beautiful fresh water rivers and lush green vegetation. Driving up winding roads with amazing views back down the valleys. ...
... America was quite ready for the new guys on the block whom single handedly revolutionized wolfpacks into the way that they are now looked upon today.
After arriving in Tucuman and meeting up with the third member of our wolfpack, Ian and I learnt that we would be leaving with our new member in search of greener pastures the very next day. Hesitant to waste any time in Tucuman, we thought that it was only appropriate to go out and celebrate ...
... del Valle.
Tafi del Valle is an extraordinarily small town in the north west of Argentina famous for – well, not very much really. So, why did we go there I hear you ask, enthralled beyond belief.
Well, let me tell you. Sometimes, on occasion, the bloody guidebooks LIE. Oh, not about the important places. Yes, Buenos Aires really is fabulous, and Rio is to DIE for, but seriously… here is the entry regarding Tafi del Valle from our travel ...
Local foods eaten:
1) Locro - warm stew with tomatoes, oranges, meat, noodles, and potatoes
2) Pastel de papas - potato pie with meat, veggies, etc
3) mate my mate. pronounced mah-teh my mayt
4) Local salad - peas, corn, lentils, oil, salt, lemon, caballa (canned fish...big pieces though)
5) Asado - barbecue over a slow wood burning fire. the girll is raised and lowered by a crank.
ps. sunshine ...
... the ATM in town. I used my last 10 pesos to go to Santa Maria, the closest city to retrieve some money but it was the same and it was impossible to get money at less than 30 km. So even if you have your credit card, you can have money troubles. I was feeling bad and without escape so after a night more in Amaicha that I could not pay, I started hitch hiking to reach Tafí del Valle...
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