After my food poisoning bout and alarming weight loss, we thought about boxing up our bikes and Fedex-ing them back to the US and continuing to Bolivia by bus - a plan that we've scrapped, for now. Getting the boxes from the bike shop across town to our hotel was a bit tricky, requiring both Fi and I to hold onto the edges through the window of the taxi as the flattened boxes lay untied across the roof. Only in South America... (or perhaps any other developing country!)
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 England (Shropshire) and lived there until 2010. We first met each other in Peru, quite by chance: 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 14 years later, and after 9.5 years of marriage, we still share the same love of travelling and adventure. (By 'adventure' we mean riding our bikes for months on end or relocating to a n... full info