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so..we are here in the paradise..been very lucky with the internet connection so far.
Yesterday midday left Salta. <really beautiful city, had the most amazing night before..going to milonga on the main Plaza, dancing with the locals who were prettz good outside ..fresh air..shoes on..baila baila..also saw the local folclore..ber on the topof the hostel roof with a local Alejandro.
Supposed to go horse riding but it did not turn out. So we rented the car bit earlier. Wnt to ...
... which I will be loathe to return to after Argentina. So those of you with delicate constitutions can rest easy, I will not be eating any more llamas. Or at least many more. Guinea pig in Peru and Ecuador is the next experiment.
We really took things easy over the 3 days in Tilcara. Our few trips out were punctuated with lots of ice-creams and reading in the sunshine. We visited the hilltop Pucara just outside of town, which is the ruin of an ...
... down over the edge of the very narrow paths we were taking up the side of the very sharp looking mountain. We made it to the top after a very hard hours work for my poor horse, so we decided to give them a break as we walked to a waterfalls. We had to jump over and back over streams so by the time we got to it we only had a minute to enjoy the view and then peg it back to the horses. Once saddled up again, we took an alternative route back down to town on a hairpin road and what looked ...
... pretty windy, so we got our helmets on and started down the hill. It was awesome, even though some of the drop offs were really steep. Well we beat mum down to the bottom, because it was the first time she drove the car, and she was going really slow. After that mum and I went off to the fortress of Tilcara called Pucara which was over 10,000 years old, even before the incas. It was a whole hill of old stone buildings with lots of cactus everywhere. It ...
... ever been. Due to fears of getting struck by lightning (the metal trekking poles made for nice conductors at the top of the mtn) and a flash flood in the canyon we decided to sit in the cave until it passed. At this point Gemma was freaking out. If worst came to worst we could just stay in the cave just like the local indian people did for hundreds of years. We could have been stuck in a worse place. Eventually, we plucked up the courage to head down despite ...
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