Estancia Las Carreras Jesuitica
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... br> valley I arrived via yesterday.
It was a very crisp sunny day and a flat, if unexciting
walk. The menhirs, the big attraction in El Mollar, were pathetically small and
slim and only a few were carved. Having read Asterix, I always imagined menhirs
to be hulking great lumps of granite. The location didn’t help, as they had all
been relocated from their original positions, the majority on both sides of ...
Taffi is a tiny little town (4,000 pop) at 2,000m, yet it was surrounded by much higher mountains and close to a huge lake. It was so nice to be in such a small place and be able to walk from the bus station instead of working out which local bus to take. We hadnīt a place booked but Ken and Natalia told us about a cheap place so we set about looking for that. It was kind of hard to find cause it didnīt have a name and so we were going by the hand-drawn map Ken ...
... Empanadas, milanesa (battered chicken), dulce de leche in everything (caramel made with milk), grilled meat of any kind, locro (meat stew with squash) & humitas (corn and cheese steamed in corn leaves - yum).
Drink: Wine and more wine, fernet (originally a digestif now usually drunk with coke. Once described as smelling like "black liquorice-flavoured listerine, which i think says it all - Urgh), mate - ...
... we got engaged, perhaps she should have riden a bus for 22 hours
with me but after 22 hours on an Argentine Semi Cami bus we knew each other even better.
After negotiating every possible sleeping position on the bus and watching a run of terrible box office failures such as Horrible Bosses (how the hell did Kevin Spacey agree to that deal???) we arrived in the coveted Northwest in search of some wine, scenery and good people.
The next day ...
... the breeze… I could witter on about them for hours.
Fortunately for you, Dear Reader, I won't.
After just a couple of days we were leaving Tafi del Valle. It wasn’t the most thrilling of towns and we had bigger fish to fry: Tinogasta, home to Pissis, the second highest mountain in South America.
We’d taken on a flock of crazy birds and survived. A 7,000m mountain was nuthin’. We were ready.
Question is: was ...