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Travel Blogs from Tilcara
... e una birra ci siamo fatti strada fino all'albergo. Non un capodanno memorabile, ma d'altronde gli ultimi due mesi e mezzo sono stati tutti memorabili, come speriamo lo siano anche i prossimi a venire. A cominciare dai primi giorni di gennaio che porteranno in dote la Bolivia e le ennesime avventure mozzafiato che senza dubbio ci aspetteranno.
After thousands of empanadas, dozens of Malbec bottles, hundreds of hours on buses, tens of thousands of miles, we arrived at ...
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The biggest attraction of Tilcara is Pucara- the reconstructed ruins of pre-inca cultures, dating back to about 10 000 years. This was a stunning scenery the likes we have not seen- huge cactuses around the prehistoric ruins to the back-drop of fine mountain views. We went mad on taking photo after photo!
The same day we also took a bus to the neighbouring village of Purmamarca- the attraction of this place is the Cerro de ...
Needless to say, this morning we were absolutely exhausted, and no sooner had we had our share of breakfast (half a handful of cornflakes), and checked that none of our toes had been lost to frostbite, we fled with our bags to hunt down a hostel with luxuries such as heating, water, windows and doors. To our absolute joy, we found a new, completely beautiful hostel which was rather like ...
The border crossing from Bolivia to Argentina was surprisingly not as painful as expected. A bit unorganised but not so bad.. We ended up getting a shared taxi from Tupiza to the border town Villazon, so this dropped us off right at the Bolivian border. Then you had to get your Bolivian exit stamps and for some reason as tourists we just got told to go ahead of the locals in a queue. Then there was about a 300m walk (no-mans land again :)) to queue at immigration ...
... a dorm and the kitchen to ourselves. Maybe cold salad and cold white wine (Torrontes of course) wasn't the best choice as it was below freezing at night (3,000m altitude)...
Next morning, before carrying on towards the border, we took what we thought was going to be a simple, short walk along the Quebrada, though we couldn't find the path for love ...
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