La Merced del Alto
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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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 ...
... seashell gorge), which had amazing scenery and rock formations. We made loads of stops so the total drive of 180km took about 7 hours.
Cafayate is a lovely little town in the middle of the Salta wine region and we found a hostel that was conveniently doing a BBQ that night, so we grabbed some yummy cheese tortillas and Lucy got carried away eating the grapes from the vines that covered the hostel courtyard. We ...
... everything. Sunglasses, hats, beanies, gloves, t-shirts, thongs, shorts and thermals. All of this would be a challenge when stopping in hotels, but when camping - not always ideal. My sleeping bag is borderline useless so I have stocked up on local blankets and wear most of the contents of my pack to bed. Tonight is looking especially chilly brrrrr. To celebrate the last day ...
... got the cablecar up the mountain (really a hill) for amazing panoramic views of the city, and then walked all the way back down again. On top of the mountain there was also a statue of Christ the redeemer, so I can pretend I've been to Rio. On another day, we spent our time looking round the other sights of the city, a cathedral, and a museum, the museum was alright, we got in half price thanks to my (very expired) hills road card. the highlight was 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 ...