05.02.2012 - 07.02.2012
Tupiza and Villazon
So another boarder crossing nothing different the crossing went smoothly.
Argentina – Salta
Leaving Tupiza at 4.45am this morning was HARD as I woke up late lol but the bus station was only a 5min walk, saying bye to Michael (my 2month travel buddy) was a quick one as I had was running late and had to walk in the pissing rain! I can not believe that I have made it to my last South America destination – Argentina! The difference between Bolivia and Argentina is incredible! Firstly the roads and I know that I have banged on about this but only you will know once you are there! Everyone even books will compare Argentina to Europe and that is kinda true…Salta was small and picturesque. The houses were proper brick and big! If you have been to North London ‘Millionaires road’ or even South Woodford the houses will resemble to them. As Salta is a small town we only stayed there for 2nights and we visited San Martin Parque which was big and beautiful populated with people but Martin and myself had manage to find a quieter spot with this serene lake with your swans and ducks just chillin, fitness freaks with their trainers and the odd old couple having a picnic. We also walked up towards Cerro San Bernardo (1454m) but you could take the cable carts I felt a bit of a fitness urge lol. The views once at the stop were very cool a few nice and pricey restaurants at the top :o). For our 1st dinner here in Argentina no doubt we had to try the red wine…not only was is cheap as chips but it tasted too good and apparently all the good wine gets exported so what we thought was great was actually crap lol.
On the way to Cordoba I had found the only Sikh temple in Argentina in a place called Rosario and I really wanted to pay a visit so we hopped on a bus and within a few hours we had arrived. We were given lunch Indian style pasta which was nice, we stayed for an hour or so and then back on the bus towards Cordoba.