Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Argentina / Chile - North

Welcome to Chile! Chilean roads near Bolivia. Two lakes in Chile, side by side, but such different colours. Pretty lake in Chile, view from our campsite. Welcome to Argentina! Giant crevasse in the road in Argentina near the boarder. Zorro Andino (Andean Fox) near Susques, AR. Woohoo, last pass of the Andes. Escape from the Andes to Quebrada Humahuaca. 18000km! With the French family riding from Edmonton to Buenos Aires. Salta meat feast. Banana bread! Inside The Devel's Throat, Quebrada de las Conchas, Salta. Looking out from The Amphitheatre at the bikes, Quebrada de las Conchas, Salta. The Toad, Quebrada de las Conchas, Salta. Riding along the Quebrada de las Conchas. Domingo Hnos. winery. Leaving Nanni with our wine. Microbrew and Lays in the park, waiting for siesta to end so we can buy dinner groceries. Beautiful country roads in Cafayate. Baby goats at Cabras de Cafayate goat cheese farm. Preparing a feast in the Cafayate Plaza. Meat and cheese feast in the plaza in Cafayate. Bird in the plaza in Cafayate. Fantasizing buying this 3L bottle of wine after a delicious tasting at El Estecto winery, Cafayate. Bare grapevines after the winter. Carnage after Dave's fall in Tucuman province. Quilmes Ruins, Tucuman. Cacti cacti everywhere. Quilmes Ruins, Tucuman. Quilmes Ruins, Tucuman. With Jesus, a cyclist from El Chaltan, that we met in Santa Maria. What street is this?  Nobody knows. Awesome campspot at one of Argentina's numerous shrines. Shrine for some people who died of dehydration that are all over Argentina. Sign to Famatina, La Rioja. A bat in our rest stop. A little graffitied, but a perfect rest stop on the way to Chilecito. Hostel puppy #2! Not so far now! Intense roads up Cuesta de Miranda. Intense roads up Cuesta de Miranda. Wild rock formations in La Rioja. River crossings on Route 40. Parrots in the trees! 19000km! Difficult but stunning road of the Huaco valley.

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