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Travel Blogs from San Miguel de Tucuman
Conor: We started off our journey out of CC Pellegini with an actual car trip! Exciting! We had about 8 hours to get to know our new friends Manuel and Veronique both of whom were very well travelled people with excellent English. We spent time talking about all sorts of things, from the different types of Argentinean music, the joys of travelling, Argentinean politics, the life a golf instructor and god knows what else! We passed through the uniformly flat part ...
... really good cheese in a while - goat cheese with peppers! Argentina is definitely a more comfortable place to travel than most of the other countries we´ve been in.
The highlight of Tafi del Valle was meeting the people at our hostel. There was a couple from France who flew to Cordoba with their bicycles and were planning to bike all the way to Lima in a few months. Another older couple that we met was from Bavaria ...
... 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 ...
... overnight to
Puerto Iguazu. We once again paid top dollar for the most reclinable
seats - this time on Via Bariloche - in the hope of getting a good
nights rest but as it turned out the roads weren't so good on this
route, the seats weren't as comfortable and the service wasn't up to
our usual standards of luxury. The weather forecast for Iguazu was bad
and the rain, having moved in as we drove north during the night,
managed to wake me up in a very direct fashion ...
... 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 ...