One moment we were enjoying lunch at a corner cafe in Jachal, moments later, several inches of torrential rain and several more of hail had filled the town's streets with 12 inches of rushing water. Locals who had lived their whole lives in Jachal said they had never seen anything like this... kind of scary.
Calingasta to Salta, Argentina (730 miles) November 20th 2015 Hello folks, from Salta, where Fi and I are taking a few days off and enjoying the city. With about 700,000 residents (all of whom seem to be walking or driving on the narrow streets at any given time), Salta is the most Spanish colonial city in Argentina, with beautifully preserved architecture and well-manicured garden plazas.
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South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
A little about us: Ken grew up in the U.S. (near Boston, MA), while Fi was born in the United Kingdom (Shropshire) and lived there until 2010. We met in 2005 in Peru: Fi had been backpacking through South America for about 9 months and Ken was on a surfing vacation that went wrong. To make a long story bearably short, we met on a hiking trail near Machu Picchu and things took off from there. Now 13 years later, and after 8 years of marriage, we still share the same love for travelling and adventure. (By 'adventure' we mean riding our bikes for months on end or relocating to a non-English speak... full info