An Argentine Experience

4th February 2020, 52 photos.

A colourful experience in Argentina we will never forget. Scooted around Buenos Aires either side of a fly-drive tour of the far north-west, exploring the Andes and the deserts from a base at Salta where we 'enjoyed' some crazy roads, beautiful scenery and stomach-churning food poisoning.

Off for a walk. To Argentina.

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The best way to get around Buenos Aires

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When in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires wanderings

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City of the Dead - resting place of Eva Peron

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City of the Dead

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Scooting around Buenos Aires

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Colourful Palermo district, Buenos Aires

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Bohemian Palermo cafe-life

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Rabieta microbrewery at the racecourse in Buenos Aires

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Street entertainment by day, Salta

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Salta main square

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The pink Cathedral, Salta

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Salta Cathedral

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The early evening view while we enjoy a beer at a pavement cafe

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Street entertainment by night, Salta

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Through the mud and up and over the mountain to Cachi

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Bonkers dirt, hairpin road to 11,000 feet, heading for Cachi

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Top of the climb

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Big snowy Andes, descending to Cachi

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The 'good road' to Molinos

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But the end of this road for us - we need to turn back

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Saguaro watching

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Hip little Cachi for lunch - but the end of the road - no way through to our hotel at Molinos - we tried, and it quickly stopped being fun!

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Cachi men at work

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Retracing our steps, back over the high pass and heading down the valley

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Heading south for Cafayate

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The Cafayate road

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The Cafayate road

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The late evening sun on the Cafayate road

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The yellow Cathedral, Cafayate

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Cafayate main square early in the morning

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The Obelisk

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Northbound again, towards Salta - the Mirador Tres Cruces

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Lionel and Diego - who else - street art in Tilcara - they love their football in Argentina

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The road to Pucara de Tilcara

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Our hotel room balcony, an oasis, in primitive Tilcara

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Unbelievable road climbing to nearly 14,000 feet - heading for the Salt Flats

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Top of the most enormous climb

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Kim stands on a gigantic tyre at the Salinas Grandes - the big Salt Flats

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Salty Llama

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Purmamarca market

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Colourful Purmamarca market

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Purmamarca colours

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Surreal walk around the mountains of seven colours at Purmamarca

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Mountains of seven colours at Purmamarca

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Overlooking the mountain town of Purmamarca

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mountains of seven colours at Purmamarca

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Into the tropics - the Tropic of Capricorn

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Huge sundial aligned with the Tropic of Capricorn

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Closing Buenos Aires wanderings

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The sun sets on our trip, back in Palermo, Buenos Aires

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4th February 2020, 52 photos. View this album in Flickr.