Friday, December 14, 2007

Salta and NW Argentina

Short report:
Tuesday we went along the "The Train to the Clouds" track. The train does not operate for the moment. Fertile Vallys and arid mountains. We went up to 4080 meters above Sea level (ca 13.000 feet). Very interesting. Lots of photos to come. Flowering Catuses.
Wednesday: Went up North. We took the wrong route back- twice. 750 km (475 miles in one day) on roads you would not believe excisted - but Vikings never give up, even though this was a game with life and dead. Even the 4WD safari excursion companies does not dare to take the route we did - with a Chevrolet/Opel Corsa.
Lots of animals and indigous people. Salar Grande. Puna (the high mountain plateau in NW Argentina at altitude 3500-4500 meters (11.000 - 14.500 feet). Overfloaded roads, sand dunes, mud, rocks, holes, slides, wild animal attacks. X-Mas gifts bought from Atacamenos. (The local native pueblo)
We left the hotel at 8 am and returned at 11.35 pm.
Thursday: Salta: swimmingpool, the hotel gym and shopping. And walking.

Friday afternoon we return to Buenos Aires and Saturday back to Europe and Sunday afternoon we will be at home.
A blast of a Silver Wedding Honeymoon Tour. Wish you all could have gone with us. But you soon can, as Cybertraveller.

Wait for the pictures and some insights and the true story (I mean what can be published - giggles)

More to come...

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9 Comments:

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Flowering Cacti?? I hope you took pictures, Tor...LOL! I look forward to seeing ALL your pictures! What a fabulous trip!

December 14, 2007 5:42 am  
Blogger Mar said...

Enjoy your last days of vacation!! You have had such an exciting anniversary celebration.

Have a safe trip back home, hope all your flights are on time and that all your luggage arrives with you!

December 14, 2007 11:33 am  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

I am waiting impatiently for the next part of the story... and I wan to hear EVERYTHING... I mean EVERYTHING!

December 14, 2007 4:02 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

It sounds wonderful. I want to see lots of pictures!!!!

December 14, 2007 5:46 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Thanks for keeping us posted Tor - great to know you've having a good time and enjoy yourself.
Welcome back to Norway and a safe trip home. No snow in Oslo aria, although white due to heavy frost. (-15 C today).

Looking forward to see pics and read more of your wonderful trip!

www.terella.no

December 15, 2007 3:40 pm  
Blogger ghee said...

Hi Tor,

Thanks for the visit eventhough you`re in a very beautiful place Buenos Aires!I`m looking forward to lots of pics and posts soon as you have a chance.

I wish you enjoy every minute without any hassle in your trip.

Have a great weekend!!
hugs,
ghee

December 15, 2007 3:41 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Pretty soon, you will be home! And then WE get to see pictures of this fantastic trip! I look forward!

December 15, 2007 7:17 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser.com said...

Wow. From all this I can see that you gonna need lots and lots of time to sort all your photos and what to show us from tis trip!!! You must have stuff for a lot of posts :-P

I'm really looking forward of seeing more of Argentina.

I'm very happy for you that the trip has been such a success :-)

December 16, 2007 12:58 am  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

I can't wait to see all of your photos from your latest adventure!

December 16, 2007 3:54 am  

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