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Nov 20, 2012 - Buenos Aires

We arrived in Buenos Aires yesterday morning around 8:00, having left Salta at 5:00. Our hotel wasn't ready for us so we took off to explore the city. We found a bookstore where we had a cafe con leche and muffin, then hurried off to catch the "Free Walking Tour"! The guide was excellent, pointing out interesting archetectural structures, sharing stories about local political figures, and explaining to us the history of Argentina. We walked about three hours! Last night we joined our fellow travellers at a local Tango Show and dinner. The...

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Nov 18, 2012 - Salta

After a four hour bus ride (semi-cama), we arrived in Salta, a town in the northwestern corner of Argentina. We checked into our hotel and headed out to try the local version of empanadas...i believe we have had empanadas every day since landing in Santiago. This is a very colonial-looking town, reminding us of towns in Ecuador and Peru. The cathedral here is pink, and very ornate inside. Dinner? More empanadas! Today we had a variety of options for activity. Rick and Lorna climbed the local quite steep hill and returned by teleferico, and...

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Nov 16, 2012 - Hiking in the rainforest

Good day to hike! We drove about a half hour to the base of the nearby mountains and cose NOT to hike the 2.5 miles to the to of the mountain....4,000ft elevation gain! Good choice. Instead we rode up, visited a Christ statue, and continued to the trailhead which begins and goes through property that Tucuman University began developing for faculty and staff for studying and conservation purposes. It is not used...ran out of money! However, it is a protected area. We hiked about 5 miles, primarily downhill, with two very knowledgeable...

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Nov 15, 2012 - Tucuman

After a not too bad overnight bus ride (included dinner with wine and breakfast) from Mendoza to Tucuman (almost a 12 hour ride), we awoke to greener mountains, and dipped into a farming valley. Truly beautiful sight. It is not as dry in Tucuman, but is still wine country. After checking into our hotel and cleaning up (was a long night!), we headed out to the main plaza-Plaza de Independencia. Pretty, with a gigantic tree (see photo), a government building, the Catedral (and several other large churches within eyesight). We passed and went...

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Jun 30, 2012 - Tucumán, Tafi del Valle, Amaicha del Valle

Nous voilà maintenant au nord de l'Argentine dans la région de Tucumán. Nous avons enfin chaud la journée, c'est agréable de pouvoir être en T-Shirt, mais les nuits sont quand même fraiches. Plus on monte dans le nord, plus les paysages sont désertiques, les habitants sont maintenant pour la plupart indigènes et plus pauvres. C'est aussi moins cher et plus typique. Nous avons passé une nuit à Tucumán, puis nous sommes arrêtés aussi pour une nuit à Tafi del Valle, une jolie petite ville entourée de montagne colorées et proche d'un lac. Nous...

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Aug 13, 2011 - 2do Dia!!!

Buenas a todos!! Ya estamos por Tucuman!!! Todavia no nos movimos mucho por la city pero ya estamos cerquita de la famosa casita. Hoy tuvimos otro dia de viaje largo pero esta vez con parada intermedia: de pasada encontramos otras "salinas grandes" (estas son cordobesas) asi que anduvimos haciendo un poco de turismo aventura y rally. Muy piola el lugar como asi muy desolado, pero un lugar totalmente distinto a cualquier otro que hayamos estado. De ahi en adelante, mucha ruta, nuevamente con la conductora estrella que se calzo los guantes...

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Viaje al Norte

Oct 28, 2010 - Tucuman - Pics Need Captions

Lv 7:30am for Tucuman...did I mention that the countryside is FLAT!!! Lots of scrub trees and bushes and cattle in between, once in awhile a pond or little creek. Toward the end of the day (=/- 5pm) lots of wheat fields, end of winter wheat harvest going on. Farms look very prosperous and big. Most of the countryside has been Chaco-like (dry scrub) or where there are wetlands we see agriculture...cattle, corn, wheat, sunflowers.

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South America Plus

Sep 28, 2009 - Tucuman

Nach einer seeeeehr langen Busfahrt sind wir endlich in Tucuman angekommen. Schon in Bus haben wir 2 Franzoesinnen kennen gelernt, denen wir dann unsere Idee unterbreitet haben, ein Auto zu mieten und die Gegend zu erkunden. Im Hostel haben die 2 Franzoesinnen dann noch 4 maennliche Landesgenossen getroffen und diese ebenfalls zu einem Roadtrip ueberredet. Leider ging es mir mittags gar nicht gut und so lag ich mit Magenkraempfen im Bett, bis schliesslich der Doktor kam und mir eine Spritze in den Allerwertesten gegeben hat. Abends ging es...

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Sep 27, 2009 - Tucuman

Unsere naechste Station nach Asuncion war Nord-Argentinien, genauer gesagt Tucuman von wo aus wir einen kleinen 3-taegigen Roadtrip in den Norden nach Salta starten wollten. Leider ist nicht alles so glatt gelaufen wie wir uns das vorgestellt haben und so mussten erstmal ein paar Hindernisse ueberwunden werden: Wir hatten wie immer einen Nachtbus gebucht um uns die Nacht im Hostel zu sparen. Wir waren bis jetzt luxurioese argentinische Busse gewohnt in denen das Schlafen kein Problem war aber dieser Bus war anders: Voller pubertierender...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Tucuman

Today we were up at 5am to get ready for the bus at 6am to Tucuman. Last night was again very noisey in/outside the hostel was I was very tired. There was no staff around at 5.40am when we left the hostel, which explains why we were told to pay the bill last night, so we left the 200pesos for the room on my bed with a note saying there was no one around so hopefully that is ok - lucky we are honest. The bus terminal was only a short walk from the hostel so that was ok. The bus was nothing special but we didnt mind as we were expecting to...

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Mar 6, 2008 - Cafayate-Tucumán

Gisteren voormiddag eerst naar een uitkijkpunt over Cafayate geweest en daarna 2 bodegas bezocht. De eerste bodega, Domingo Hermanos produceert zo'n 3 miljoen liter wijn per jaar en stelt permanent 80 personen te werk. Tijdens de pluk van de druiven komen daar nog zo'n 40 seizoenarbeiders bij. De etikettering van bepaalde flessen gebeurd nog volledig manueel. Deze bodega heeft niet alleen percelen in Cafayate op 1660m hoogte, maar ook enkele percelen op 2000 en 2200m die voor de topwijnen zorgen. Na de rondleiding een 2-tal wijnen kunnen...

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Oct 11, 2007 - tucuman

got the over night bus to tucuman so arrived here around 8.30 this morning. unfortunately it was cold and raining. we are just staying the night here to break up our journey. theres not much to see here and because of the bad weather we went to the salon beside the hostel for manicures and pedicures! got a taxi that night into the centre where all the bars were supposed to be buit it looked like everything was closed! we saw a place with a couple of people outside so we went in and luckily it was a rock bar. there were 3 bands playing two...

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