Estancia Las Carreras Jesuitica
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... and loads of giant cactus (some up to 4 metres high). Wondering donkeys slowed us down in some parts. We were meant to visit the Quilmes ruins but due to political reasons they had been blocked off so we weren't able to see them.
Onwards to Cafayate!
The next stop was San Miguel de Tucumen. I arrived there at 7 AM on the overnight bus and most taxis refused to take me to the hotel because it is so short of drive, but
it was a 30 minute walk. Tucumen is centered around Plaza Independencia. It has the usual governor's house, cathedral, statues, park and shopping near to it. I had an extra day because I
have been traveling so fast, so I chose to stop here because ...
... of not very much, and finally reached the most ridiculously over-priced hostel we've had the pleasure of staying in.
What Mr Footprint also failed to divulge, is that there's bugger all to do in Tafi del Valle. The tourist information centre is run by a Neanderthal with all the charm and wit of a donkey dropping. He failed to impart any tourist advice beyond 'Go back from whence you came' .
Sometimes you can get really lucky with tourism offices, with ...
... office. We let Noam speak to the man working there, because he only spoke Spanish. Noams Spanish was like ours but he was just a tad bit better. He told us when hes with his friends he never speaks they always speak for him and make fun of him because their spanish is better. We all decided to go on a trek (thats what they call hiking here). We left the tourist office and went to see if Jas wanted to come, when we got to Jas she was drugged up and sleepy. ...
... is one of the best cities we have been in for shopping, everything for clothes to shoes, electronics to tents is neatly displayed in the shop fronts. However, we had no interest in being here and soon retreated back to the room, almost admitting defeat!!
One positive about this hotel is the internet service, and although not overly fast it does provide a constant service! We passed the rest of the morning, and most of the afternoon watching CSI and the Bang Bang Theory, ...