Travel Blogs from Salta
After a somewhat dubious breakfast we set off to find the tourist information, we had one further night in this hotel booked but needed to find accommodation for the following night. After a lengthy wait at the tourist info, we were advised that they could only help us with finding somewhere on the actual day concerned; so we were told to come back tomorrow. We decided to try and find a travel agent who spoke English to help us further and then completely by ...
... leg of the journey to Corrientes.
We´d heard good things about Argentinian bus travel and this one confirmed the rumours. There was lots of leg room and we were also given food on the journey (although we weren´t plied with free alcohol which was hugely disappointing as that was the main reason we´d got the bus in the first place. Oh ok, it´s actually because flying was too expensive...). We had also managed to get ourselves seats right ...
... good horse riding.
We had an incredibly easy border crossing into Argentina, here's how it went with the customs officer:
Dave and I put our bags on the able to be searched.
Customs officer: ¿De dónde son? (Where are you from?)
Us: Nueva Zelanda
Customs Officer: Nueva Zelanda....¿mucho rugby, no? (Alot of rugby, right?)
We open up the flap of our bags, the Customs Officer runs his eyes over our belongings and waves us through.
We did do ...
... this made for a very special view over the valley, where the ranch was located. Although we must say that towards the end of this ride, our backsides and legs weren't feeling too fresh from the saddles! We got back and enjoyed some freshly baked bread and "mate", the special herbal tea, which is drunk all around this continent. Delicious! I noticed that the lights were on still on the pickup truck, in which we arrived earlier today and the boys tried to clutch-start the car, so that ...
... 8221; very quickly even though it has interchangeable jets allowing it to run on diesel as well as either benzene or petrol. Next time we use it when we’re camping I’m going to try filtering the diesel into the stove’s pressure bottle using one of the paper coffee filter papers we bought at home for this purpose. Maybe that will help the stove to burn cleaner, we’ll see.
We drove north out of Mendoza to head for the small town of San Augustin del ...