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Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Tucuman
... was heavy armed police presence all over
Our second day we traveled by local bus into the mountain outside
the city on some dodgy cliff side roads for beautiful views at the
statue. Further on we went on short trail to a famous waterfall with a
nice pool at the bottom, which was badly needed giving the conditions
We departed heading north towards the Bolivan border
... that's pretty good going.
Overnight stop on the coast at Iquique and we find even just an arbitrarily picked stop to be pleasant. Nice coastline and we have a wander into the old centre of town - lots of English and Irish influence, old wooden houses from times of prosperity in the late 1800's and a neat little main square. The central European look has given way to a more European look so we're not stared at and ...
... to go and see is closed for refurbishment. Typical.
I call it a day and go back to the hostel to wait out the weather. Everyone else has had the same odea, and although the hand ball players arent back, it still feels busy. This is good. It means we end up playing cards all night and drinking red wine.
I sleep very well.
... hired the car and left as quickly as possible. I attempted to be chief navigator but was sacked within the first half hour for taking us miles out of way in the wrong direction and having to spend the next hour getting back to our orignal starting palce. Once we had a new navigator things went much better and we were off on our Argentinaia road ...
... least somewhere comfortable to sleep for the night. With hindsight we realise that we should have just jumped on a night bus but the Lonely Planet guide (which we are trusting less and less) spoke of a folklore museum which sounded interesting so we figured we should gave it, and some of the other grand buildings a look in. In our weary and hungry state however, we booked two nights accommodation!!
The hostel looks really pretty and colonially grand from the outside ...