Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ruta 40, Salicas-Cafayate


11.01.2015
Journey: Salicas – Belen – Hualfin - Santa Maria - Cafayate (350 km).

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By the morning the frogs had disappeared and instead some geese were walking in the camping site.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Park National Talampaya


10.01.2015
Journey: Ischigualasto – Talanpaya – Villa Union – Ruta 40 (Cuesta de Miranda) – Chilecito – Londres – Salicas (369 km)

Since the year of 2000 The Talampaya National Park has belonged to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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However, to drive here around by its own is not allowed. You just have to leave your car in the parking lot, and then use specifically applied car for tourists.

No queue whatsoever .And even no waiting for the beginning of the tour. I guess I got there exactly in time and inside the bus there were only couple of free seats.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Park National Ischigualasto

08.01.2015-09.01.2015
Journey: Chilecito – Patquia – Baldecitos – PN Ischigualasto (235 km).

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In order to visit The Ischigualasto National Park it was necessary to drive about a few hundred kilometers southwards.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chilecito Cable Car


07.01.2015 – 08.01.2015
Chilecito, Argentina.

The Cable Car runs through the town up to La Mejicana mines in the mountains. As such, there seems to be nothing extraordinary - as in the mountains there are often cable cars, but if you look at some of the numbers, it's getting quite interesting.

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The start place is here in the town of Chilecito, but the final stop is situated 35 kilometers away at the altitude of 4400 meters, and totally there are 262 towers (not making a mistake - really two hundred and sixty-two towers), some of them up to 55 meters in height.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chilecito


07.01.2015 – 08.01.2015

The city was founded in 1715, and the original name of it was Villa Santa Rita. The current name of Chilecito (Little Chile) came from the fact that many of the miners from Chile came here to work.
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The Dakar was to make a stop here , but there was no official place for onlookers and I reached there in complete darkness.