Uspallata - Dog Racing
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
300Trip End Nov 04, 2008
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Portico del Valle
The horse riding and water rafting had also left their mark on our bodies and our back (and backsides) were aching sufficiently to make a trek change into sado-masochism.
So it wasn´t until around 4pm that we finally packed our energies and started walking towards "Las Bovedas". These are old silver melting buildings constructed by Jesuits. Actually all the work was done by indians "inspired and directed" by Jesuits...
As with most things in Argentina the museum was closed on a Sunday, even though the tourist office stated the contrary, but it was worth the walk. Especially entertaining was crossing a small river and getting soaked in the attempt (see Video of Veronika who managed not to get wet. Marcos managed to step on all the slippery stones and fall in).
The best part of the trek was walking back and bumping into a dog race organised by the local village. It seems they do this most Sundays as a hobby. It was great to see how they made the dogs run by chasing a piece of cloth tied onto a string on a static bicycle. The video "Dog Racing in Uspallata 2" shows they guy at the bicycle.