Hotel Los Sauces
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... br> The following morning, head pounding and a sawdust mouth in tow, we set off excitedly for a hike. Our Lonely Planet guide wrote the following: 'At Rio Colorado, follow the river upstream for 2 hours, where you will find a 10m waterfall that you can swim in'. Golly, that does sound lovely, doesn't it? WRONG. Lonely Planet-induced misery strikes again.
We set off eagerly, ooh-ing and aah-ing over the admittedly stunning views, and taking photos of the cute little goats. Then ...
... horizontal, food and beverages were served and there were movies played as well. It was a very enjoyable experience and I think that Aussie bus companies have alot to learn.
Arriving in Salta at 8am I walked through the bustling colonial style streets to my hostel, Sol Huasi.
After checking in I walked around town and fell in love with Northern Argentina. The people were friendly, the streets were charming and the steak and local wine that I had for lunch ...
... to the Quebadra (canyon) north of town. The ride took us along a winding road through some very nice mountain scenery with ever changing rock formations and colors. We had packed a picnic lunch and just enjoyed being out under the perfectly blue sky. But then after riding a bit more than 25km - pfffft - Claudia's bike had a flat tire (sounds familiar, eh?!). Luckily we had a repair kit with us, managed to find the hole and fix it. ...
... However, we opted for the deluxe tasting which had a series of their reserva wines rather then the juevene (young) ones. The area is known for two grapes: Torrentes and Malbec. The Torrentes is a white wine with a very floral nose and is fresh and easy to drink. Malbec though is the trademark of the region and what Argentina is famous for. It is a red wine that has an earthy nose, strong dark fruits and can be quite tannic. We enjoyed the wines ...
... Argentina starts the day a bit earlier considering they don't eat dinner until past 9.. After a cup of coffee and a few pieces of bread with dulce de leche, we were ready to start the 3 hour trek back to salta to catch a 3pm flight to buenos aires. Rolando handed me a black marker to write on a big blue wall partially signed by travelers from the past fewmonths. Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian...other languages Expressing thanks to rolo and fabi, but no English! ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking