Cordoba

Trip Start Mar 01, 2007
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Trip End Jun 01, 2007


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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

We arrived in Cordoba after a very peacefull ride, the best sleep i´ve had yet!! The place (by day) looks like Woking, under invested by comparison to Buenos Aires, but it comes alive at night. It has fantastic colonial architechture, Jesuit Monastaries, Crypts, the people are friendly, its more laid back than BA and again the food, what can i say, we´re eating our way across Argentina. The only downfall is our hotel, the ´Garden Hotel', it stinks, literraly there is a terrible smell in the room, and it´s not Cats boots.

So we saw the city, its only a small place and headed early the next morning to Parque national de Condoritos. Awesome, at first it was cloudy and we didnt think we would see any condors as we made the 2 hour hike up to the nesting site. Imagine our suprise when two juvenile Condors flew overhead and landed within three meters of us. Spectacular, we didnt get any up close views of the white tipped adults, but were able to see numerous juveniles launch themselves off the cliff and circle overhead.
We also got great views of two other types of eagle. It wasnt too sunny, but despite suntan lotion we managed to get completely burnt to a crisp, no more sun!!

After one more night in our dirty, smelly, noisy hotel (supposedly three stars) we caught the bus to Mina Clavero, where inspite of the gorgeous weather and tempting warm springs, we will be nursing our sun burns in the shade.
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mazda
mazda on

Greetings from snowy Finland!
11th March 2007

Still here in Finland, in lots of snow - they had the largest dump of snow in one night for over 10 years! and we went husky safari and skiing in it! A contrast to your travels somewhat, and we havent seen the Finish sun once since being here, so no chance of getting burnt! Packed to go home today, but not before we visit the Arctic Circle this morning. We've been checking your travel blog everyday and delighted to find a message today, and we look forward to your hearing about your next adventures. Heading for breakfast now, Paul needs to keep his strength up in case he has to dig the plane out of snow, as he did the snowmobile and ski bus!! Heyhey for now (bye in Finish) not to be confused with haha, which upsets them!! hear from you soon, lots of love, Mum and Paul xxxxxxxxxxx

barney1
barney1 on

Pat!!!
Daves doing his Indiana Jones thing you can't sending Lots of kisses to him , the locals will think hes a pansy and steel his lunch money. Not cool

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