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Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Tucuman
... some dinner (our Spanish is slowly improving!) and then had a lot of fun standing on the roof of the hostel watching a massive thunderstorm roll in. We got quite wet, but it was worth it!
The next morning we hit the town to see the main sights. In Rosario this consists of a small Cathedral, a pedestrian shopping street, a small park and the monument to the flag. This pretty colossal building houses the remains of General Belgrano, one of ...
... been travelling around in South America on and off for the past two years on motorbikes. They came to Buenos Aires with their bikes on a cargo ship, then left them in S.A. to fly home for half a year, then continue coming back to cover more and more territory. Another couple of guys we met were from Kansas and Guatemala City (they worked together in Guatemala) had been hitchhiking and camping through a lot of South America. ...
... 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 Josť del Monte de los Indios in ...
... Falls was not good.
We decided to take a chance and got up nice and early next morning
and took the bus to the national park. It wasn't raining but there were
some ominous looking clouds around so it was on its way. We started by
doing a nature trail which took us on a path through the rainforest in
the hope of seeing some wildlife. However, by the time we'd been
walking for 20 minutes, the rain had begun and there were no beasts to
be seen, bar the odd enormous ...
The actual room where the independence papers were signed has been preserved although the surrounding building has been completely rebuilt to house a small museum. The contents of the museum are pretty limited although there are portraits of all the signees. Not surprisingly, none of these are female or show any sign of indigenous backgrounds. Outside there is a further case of the Argentine fascination for ...