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The Amazing Altiplano

‘The harsh, at times almost primeval geography of the Southern Altiplano will tug at the heartstrings of those with a deep love of bleak and solitary places. ……… it encompasses majestic volcanic peaks, wide treeless wildernesses and the white emptiness of the salares, eerie salt deserts almost devoid of life. There’s something really otherworldly about…

Hitch hiking, Dusty Destinations, Salta and Salinas Grandes

The church in Cafayate on our last night Out first attempt at hitch hiking in Argentina proved to be very successful! At one point we thought we would have to sell a vital organ to afford the rip off prices the taxi services (actually local men with 4x4s) were trying to charge us to get…

We left the big smoke of Salta behind and headed off into the mountains to the second most important wine making region in Argentina. We intended to spend two nights in Cafayate, but loved it so much we stayed for four. Our accommodation was in a basic yet gorgeous hospedaje on the edge of the…

Argentina is one of only two countries left in the world that has an airline run by its air force (Iran being the other country). The name of this airline is Lade. Apparently they have a terrible reputation for reliability. This was evident when we rang to book accomodation in the next place we stayed…

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