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Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Tucuman
... never have stopped at
otherwise. This town was where Argentina signed their independence, so
we got an interesting tour in the museum where the agreement was signed
(1). After a quick stop off at the tourist office (3), we went to plaza
independencia which is the town centre and where government buildings
are (2). We arrived here only days after the riots in Argentina, this
city claimed one life ...
... interested in getting my widsom teeth pulled, we decided the larger city would be better equipped.
Breaking it up like this also makes the trip to Salta, 4.5 hours - not too shabby!
The bus trip was great! I slept through the night for my first bus trip and they gave us blankets. We arrived to Tucuman about 11:30am. The hostel is well located but not heated. It's a grey cold day.
We are the only ones in our room. There is no wifi but ...
... slower and harder. We'd gone through cloud, were drenched from rain and I began to look out for spots to bail out early. Eventually we saw a good little spot for wild camping. It was a picnic spot that went quite far from the road.
Settled - we're sleeping part way up the mountain.
A dinner of rice and dubious corned beef later and we were soon tucked into our sleeping bags.
We left Cafayate heading south on the now paved Ruta 40 towards the town of Tafi De Valle. About 30 miles South of Cafayate, we took a left turn and on to Ruta 307. If you want a simple day's riding then this particular day is great. It's only about 70 miles in total to Tafi but the 307 is quite a twisting and turning road with lots of great views. The ride down into the valley where Tafi is located is particularly good.
... other Argentine fascination, for scrawling graffitti on walls, statues and shrines!
As well as the Casa de Independancia, there are a number of attractive colonial and later buildings although few are completely intact. The local government has helpfully placed small noticeboards by many to inform the visitor of the historic importance. Beyond this, Tucumán offers little stimulation; there are some museums and galleries ...