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 ...
... extended period. An English guy who hadn't really seen the city explained it perfectly when his answer if asked 'how was Salta' would be: "yeah, really nice, great pool, friendly dogs, lots of games".
While the others were collected in a minivan, Claire and I were picked up by a friendly Argentinian lady who had lived all over Europe. I wasn't really thinking about the jump during the hour long drive to the bridge over a lake and it was only when I ...
... spectacular as the sun is setting.We stopped at various points in the journey to photograph these formations on our way to Humahuaca.
The town itself is a hole in the wall dust bowl with the largest single area probably being the parking area for the tourist buses.It is also where we stopped for lunch and true to form it was bloody awful. Many people will be familiar with these types of places,giant dining rooms which are either empty or completely ...
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 ...
... and over millions of years have become huge crevices which you can walk into. As we drove through Cafayate we noticed how wine focused the little town is. They even sell wine flavoured ice cream! Our first winery was Bodega Nanni, which is the oldest one in town, as well as the only organic one. We got given a tour of the bodega and shown the process from grape to glass and then tried 4 wines. Next stop ...