La Merced del Alto
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Strikingly beautiful scenery.
Picked up at hostel and drove south through the Lerma valley and some of the small pueblos on the outskirts. Into the Los Cordones national park. Through a coloured gorge and lots of cloudforest before climbing the Cuesto del Obispo a switchback road cut into the side of a mountain (and which was swathed in cloud on the way ...
... wine, and I have taste buds, so jobs a good'un in my eyes, and we were told it was a longish transfer but we would have stops on the way so it's not such a big deal. We got picked up in a nice minibus and started the journey and the bugger stopped every 15 minutes to show us some rocks, whilst driving through a mountain range, which we could see from the bus, while it was too hot to stay outside for long, and I wanted to try some wine!! When ...
... range goat farms we had passed. I did not care for it. For dessert I tried another local delight, Cayote con Nuez. Cayote is a root that they had jelled and added walnuts on top. It was very sweet!
After lunch we walked around the cute town until it was time to get back in the minibus. We headed towards Salta but made some stops along the way so I got my fix of climbing and sliding down rock faces. I loved it. Unfortunately the ...
... at eachother....... Now bearing in mind he had 5 mates there i started to perspire a smidgen. Then he just said fine and drove off to get my money. Phew. So i spent the next 20 minutes in complete silence in the kitchen enjoying the final scenes of the Rundown. He came back, gave me the money, and my socks, and i left, fairly rapidly. In hindsight i can't decide if i am upset at them for stupidly putting my sleeping bag on the line in the street or if i feel sorry for ...
... created the world, she painted in the colour, and used this rockface to clean off her brush.
This story was one of many that Gejo told us. Another was a local tradition of carnival where all the eligible bachelors are forced to drink seven very strong drinks made from fermented corn. They, and all the available girls, are then placed either side of a room and made to walk towards each other with outstretched arms. The first person you touch is then your partner for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking