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Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Tucuman
... because it was a small place almost entirely full of British people! There was a group of 10 guys from London along with some other Brits who were already pretty drunk by the time we arrived! We were too tired to get really involved that night, so we spoke to two other British guys who were there. Seriously it was very strange to be around so many British voices again! It turned out later that the big group of guys had not been very popular at the hostel, as ...
... so far to the asado. There were a few great things about that meal. 1) The Meat: there was more meat than bone or fried nothingness to the meat; 2) Potato Fricken Salad! 3) The Salad: the water here is potable, so we didn´t have to worry about getting parasites while we enjoyed some healthy roughage.
So, my assessment so far of Argentina is this: It´s expensive, but comfortable.
Oh yeah, and they have bidets, ...
... 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 ...
... br> and our only tour guide was a lone duck which wandered through the
ruins with us, struggling to explain the history with its limited
vocabulary. Returning to town, we were just in time to catch the bus to
Cafayate - hoorah, more buses!
We'd been told the journey would take 3 hours but it ended up taking
nearly 6 so we had definitely had enough by the time we arrived
although the route, winding its way up and through a spectacular valley
was fascinating and I ...
... 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 ...