The real downside of the oil filter fiasco was that in all the confusion of getting mobile again, Tom’s security bag containing passport, license, credit cards, etc was lost, presumably stolen from the vehicle. The result – Tom and Jeanette are on their way back to Buenos Aires to the Australian Embassy to replace vital... Continue Reading →
Problems on the Way to the Pass!
North of Salta, we passed through the Quebrada de Humahuaca region, an area of great roads and spectacularly colourful landscapes. We spent a day and a half driving the area and visiting the small but busy tourist towns of Humahuaca and Tilcara. The area has a very different cultural look and feel to it and... Continue Reading →
Traversing Argentina – again (!) to Salta
The guy in the photo above really did sell the best empanadas we tasted in Argentina. From the bottom of Paraguay it took us 2 days to get to Salta in North Western Argentina. Mostly good roads except for a 50 km stretch of the worst road in the world – no kidding! We laid... Continue Reading →
Iguazu, Iguassu, Cataratas
How do you photograph something as enormous as Iguazu Falls? We think that the answer is – in small bits. The falls are so large and spread over such a huge area that it’s impossible to take one or even just two photographs. On the Argentinian side of the falls, there are about 8km of... Continue Reading →
Esteros del Ibera
Our recent research seemed to suggest that we should avoid the Pantanal in Brazil at this time of the year as it may be impassable due to the wet season and the mozzies would carry you away. So on the way to Iguazu, we visited Esteros del Ibera, a wetland area in north eastern Argentina... Continue Reading →
Cordoba, Argentina’s second biggest city.
Not being fans of the cities, we don’t usually spend much time in them. We find that the parking and crowds are often a bit of a challenge and unless we have a specific things we are interested in, we often don't bother. We went to Cordoba to try our luck with a tour of... Continue Reading →
Parques Ischigaulasto and El Chiflon
This next set of photos were taken over four days where we covered some amazing country, traveling north and then east, taking in a couple of parks: Parque National Ischigualasto and Parque Provincial El Chiflon. As you have seen through photos on the blog over the past 3 months, Argentinian parks are wonderful places with... Continue Reading →
Paso Agua Negra
North of Santiago, there are about a dozen places to cross the border between Chile and Argentina and all require some high altitude driving over the Andes. No more so than at the point we chose! Paso Agua Negra takes you up to almost 4800 metres and although some of our drives to date have... Continue Reading →
How’s your Spanish?
You can imagine that after 2 months on the road, we have had a whole range of bathroom ‘experiences’ in campgrounds, petrol stations, cafes and even the odd public toilet when they can be found. Whilst cleanliness has not generally been an issue, the quality of plumbing that we are used to at home has... Continue Reading →
Ruta 41 – This track deserves its own post! Another border crossing was in order. This time we were preparing to leave Argentina for a significant period of time, so we did the sensible thing and stocked up on things that would cost us more in Chile – mainly beer and wine! From Los Antiguos,... Continue Reading →