Hotel Carlos V
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... The people had an appearance that was much more ethnic than in Buenos Aires, where most people looked very European. However, we were told that there are no more purely indigenous Argentines or Incas anymore – everyone is a mix. We wandered around the empty Central Plaza for the afternoon and visited the Casa Historica de Tucuman, where the Declaration was debated and signed. But our real purpose for our trip to Tucuman was to start our drive into ...
... only about 60 miles from where we had started over a week ago! Deciding we should probably make some progress towards the rest of South America we booked a bus to Rosario.
Rosario is considered Argentina’s third city, and is supposedly kind of like a more compact Buenos Aires. We arrived in the evening and, after convincing a local bus driver to let us on for free as we had no change, we found an absolutely sweet hostel, one of our favourites so far. ...
Tafi is a little town that has the best cheese ever. I didn┤t know this before getting there, but they are famous for their cheese. So Brent and I bought a nice big chunk of Oregano cheese, some freshly made olives, fruit and hand picked walnuts and set out on another bike ride. Tafi is located on the top, or close to the top of a mountain range so we rented bikes for the day and decided to go down....down....down. For a 50 Km bike ride ...
... arid landscape and over the Infiernillo Pass at 3040m with some spectacular views. In Quilmes there are some impressive ruins. You can see an intricate web of walls bulit into the mountain side, where 5000 members of a Diaguita tribe lived, resisting the Inca and then the Spanish domination. As a last stop on the way back we visited some Jesuit ruins de San JosÚ del Monte de los Indios in ...
... onto me
from the electric panel above my head! As it turned out, the
precipitation had been so heavy that the entire length of the bus'
overhead electrics had flooded and a few people started their days in
The rain was incessant, causing rivers on almost every road, often
rivers of red mud that had been washed down from nearby hills. We made
it to our hostel without too much soaking but the outlook for our
proposed trip to the ...