Travel Blogs from Tilcara
... e le facce della gente ti ricordano di continuo quanto vicina sia la Bolivia e quanto ti stia allontanando dall'Argentina e dalle origini europee di chi vi abita. Sulla via di ritorno, il caos: una fila lunga chilometri causata dall'ennesimo temporale che ha inondato la strada con un fiume di fango; abbiamo pazientato un po' a bordo, ma non volendo passare il capodanno sui sedili di un autobus, ci siamo fatti gli ultimi tre chilometri a piedi fino a Tilcara, per raggiungere ...
Somehow we were still in Argentina!
Our plan was already to be in Bolivia in this time but we kept finding little mountain villages and hearing more recommendations so couldn't drag ourselves away that fast!
First we got side-tracked in Tilcara, a small village of around 5600 people, at about 2500 m high in the Andes.
Part of the reason we ended up spending three nights here was the wonderful hostel we found. Beautiful modern ...
... the vast, bleak flats, left from sea water. These were overwhelming, beautiful and pretty much deserted, so we walked for an hour or so, and helped our new American companions take some cheesy visual-effect pictures. And ok, we took some too, but... After this, we explored the market at Purmamarca, but were slightly put off by the vast amounts of tourists (how dare they?!), for whom the town is a popular destination. Naturally, we exclude ourselves from this group, because we ...
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Final Musings in Buenos Aires - May 18th, 2011
I sent this to a few people. I'm feeling brave enough to send it out to everyone. Talks about some insights I had during my last days in BA.
Chile or Bust - May 20th, 2011
Talks about leaving BA and my first ...
... have known that this tiny hostel in the middle of the desert was home to a major religious procession,with the streets flooded by drum-beating young catholics? A more bizarre site I couldn't have imagined. A village the size of a small hamlet becomes home to thousands of poncho wearing Andeans for one night only, as they are received into the church before beginning a seven day pilgrimage up to a tiny church in the mountains. It was an ...
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