La Merced del Alto
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... a valley that was a carbon copy of the Napa Valley in California - hundreds of acres of lush vineyards surrounded by beautiful green hills. And in the center of the valley was a complex of modern houses and buildings that would be right at home in the Napa Valley as well. We had arrived at the Colome Torrontes Bodega, built in this remote part of the Calchaqui Valleys by Donald Hess, the famous Swiss Billionaire. He built a complex of school, stores and housing to accommodate the ...
... and go to bed. The bed is fabulous!! 27 & 28 June 2014 Didn't do much the next few days, I'm stuck in bed with excruciating stomach pains so I'm popping pills and hoping for the best!. The few short wanders around town and Salta seems really nice and modern, a lot of random dogs laying about sleeping or wandering around, often in colurful coats donated by people it seems. Bit of peaceful (but noisey, if that makes sense) protesting ...
I took a day tour to Cachi and was amazed by the changing scenery. It went from forest to desert, to hundreds of cactus to mountains more than 3000 metres above sea level. We were shown how to use the cocoa leaves, by placing 10 folded in half inside your cheek. They contain different vitamins which are released by sucking on them, to help prevent altitude sickness. As we were so high my crisp packet expanded ...
... from foreigners. They get pretty ****** off if you don't tip them. So top tip - have some spare 2 peso notes or coins handy unless you want some verbal abuse! The journey to Salta was overnight from 16.15 and gets into Salta at 10 am the next day. It was ok, just long. They do have video screens but most films are in spanish. There was one film in part English/part French with Spanish subtitles, no idea what it was called but I got the jist of what was going on. ...
... of the journey was along the bumpiest road in the world - it was horrific. There was only a few tourists on the bus so we were also sandwiched between many rather large Bolivians with their massive packages - they put everything they need on a sheet and then gather up the corners of the sheet!! I think we finally managed to sleep a few hours in only to be woken up by a Bolivian man behind us playing music with accompanying lights right behind Mark's head. I woke up first but ...