Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Tucuman
... There were 2 small stands and about 2 thousand people at the most, along with a few others watching the club's hockey team. It was a pretty good game but Tucuman lost 23-25. Esteban worked on Saturday night and we opted to stay in and just chilled out in his very nice apartment. And cleaned cat bab off the bed again. So, after being waved off by Esteban at the terminal (obviously after him buying us a massive ice cream) we headed to Mendoza, 13 hours ...
Chile continues to impress - yet to spot a pothole on a main road and driving standards are still good. More importantly the scenery is massive. Lots of desert on the way to San Pedro de Atacama which is no great surprise. The Atacama is the driest place on earth and some areas haven't seen rain for 12 thousand years allegedly. I'm always dubious about these 'facts' though ! The area is frequently used for filming Mars scenes for film ...
Our detour to the small city of Tucuman, just South of Salta, was a blessing in disguise. We had managed to arrive on Argentina's day of Independence, which was celebrated particularly vigorously in Tucuman, which hosted the conference that declared independence in 1816. There was a carnival athmosphere everywhere, which food sellers (Choripas, candyflous, popcorn) lining the streets and the public spaces full of people relaxing ...
... and fashionable type clothes, then theres more shops selling everything you can think of than at Medowhall. Unfortunately, as I am climbing in altitude, I need warm, practicle clothes. As far I can find, there is only 1 outdoor type shop. Trousers are found, a jacket will have to wait.
Tomorrow, on to Salta which is supposed to be much nicer (to look at) with more to do.
... original Argentinian dinners in the hostel hosted by his Argentinian family in law, these people loved the good live and while enjoying the wine the discussions in Spanish got better and better, check the pictures ;-)!
On the terras in Mendoza we were sitting, watching people passing by until we saw two familiar faces from our hometown village Oudenbosch! This was such a coincidence so we decided we should go on a roadtrip together and climb the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet