Lots of lovely food in Argentina

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Saturday, April 23, 2005

This journey was epic. Said goodbye to Michelle in Potosi and whilst she headed for the gorgeous Salar de Uyuni I went south to Argentina.

This involved a 12 hour overnight bus journey (next to a VERY smelly lady). This included screaming children and another mad bus driver who like his bolivian music LOUD (especially at 4am). Still I got to the border town of Villazon and wandered over to La Quiaca to head south. Managed to rid myself of any foreign coins as everyone there (including the border guard) wants them for their collection.I happily gave them all away.

Then it was another 7 hours to Salta. What scenery though. This place is AMAZING!!Salta is so pretty. Stayed in a really great hostel and the first night I went out for a gorgeous steak. Went to a gorgeous restaurant where they give you free champagne and had a fillet steak and a lovely chablis for all of 25 Argentinian pesos! Bargain thats about 4 quid!!! Yippee! I was at home!

Explored Salta the next day which included a terrifying 5 minute teleferica ride by myself up to the Cerro de San Bernardino - managed to find two swiss girls to accompany me on the way down.

Then I went horse riding for the day and met some real life gauchos. How cool. Obviously I was right at home on the horse and looked wonderful galloping along the fields (apparently you´re not meant to scream it upsets the horse and they go faster). Survived the day and played with the llamas and puppy on the ranch at lunch time to calm me down.

The next day I went for a facial but my spanish is not so hot so I ended up getting a depilacion which meant my whole face got waxed. I of course had an allergic reaction to this and had a rather red face for the rest of the day. Still it was entertainment for everyone at the hostel.

Next day I headed to Tucuman and met Martina (who is swiss). Had a great time chilling and wandering around the city. Went on an excursion to Valle De Tafi but it rained all day so el mirador was not what is was supposed to be! We settled for drinking lovely coffee and eating torta de dulce de leche (YUMMY!) in between standing in the rain and looking at historical sites!

Then we headed off to Termas de Rio Hondo and had a lovely mineral bath. All the water here is from a naturally heated spring and supposed to be great for your skin so we are feeling very healthy now!

We are now staying in Cordoba and I am en route to Buenos Aires. Very excited cos its supposed to be the coolest place!!

Sarah and Claire are out on Saturday so will send another update with our epic adventures soon!
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