Lots of wandering around in Cordoba
Trip Start Jun 13, 2008
51Trip End May 25, 2009
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Aaanyway... that was about the most eventful time in Salta... we didnīt really do very much at all, except walk around!!
Upon arriving, we got a taxi straight to the Morada hostel, for which we had a 10% discount voucher, dropped off our bags and headed out to explore the town... And actually thatīs pretty much all we did for about 4 days... We have done a LOT of walking!!
So Cordoba was pretty much just that... wandering around, hunting down small items we wanted to buy (including more hair dye!) and chatting to people in our hostel...
We left the hostel on the Monday night, went to the bus station with plenty of time to spare, and waited on the platform for our bus... We were sitting waiting for at least half an hour... Then, just as they looked ready for us to put our bags on, a wave of panic hit me... Iīd left my passport, camera and MP3 player in the safe at the hostel... I had been thinking to myself all afternoon, make sure you pick those up on your way out Zoe... those are pretty important... And all the way to the bus station I had been thinking, Iīm sure Iīve forgotten something... but you feel that way every time you leave a hostel, so I ignored it... DAMN!
There was nothing for it, weīd paid for the tickets and we may have been able to make it, so Tom stayed with the bags while I made a mad dash to the taxi rank... I had a fantastic taxi-driver... I explained to him I had a bus to catch but that my passport was at my hostel and he sped like a madman through the streets of Cordoba, ran red lights (checking there was nothing coming first of course!) and got me to the hostel... He waited while I ran in, panted "passaporta... camera...." to the guy on reception and then flew out the door again, and returned me to the bus station... I didnīt make it, the bus had left a few minutes earlier, but it was worth a try...
Feeling slightly dejected I went to the ticket offices to buy Tom and I another ticket to Mendoza... Tom suggested that I try showing them the old ticket... and what a suggestion... no questions asked, the lovely man at the desk just changed the dates on our ticket and stamped it a few times... I could have kissed him!!
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