Travels in Bolivia, Chile and Argentina 2014.

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Note the size of the Uyuni Salt Flats - that's BIG for us Teds!

Pembroke and Somerville enjoyed practising their newly adquired spanish on an adventurous trip to Bolivia, Chile & Argentina in April & May 2014. They flew from Madrid, to Lima, then onwards to Santa Cruz, before the getting in a small Amazonas plane to the old Bolivian capital of Sucre. A really nice hotel here - and they even widened their horizons further than their customary 'guardians of the bed' role, with regard to having their photos taken

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They loved the life in the parador Santa Maria de Real, Sucre , and their parents enjoyed a local folkshow and the colonial buildings of this former Capital City
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& even met the odd zebra-odd 1 Did not find any silver in Potosi : were glad not to go into a mine The vast salt flat of Uyuni was,well, just awe inspiring
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Liked the hexagonal salt shapesand then slept in a salt bed andwalked on salt floors. Salt, salt! Then on to a hotel made all of stone. Made friends with llamas
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Once out of the jeep, they insisted on having lots of photos taken, with David, with Jose and on top of the jeep, Wilmer . Fascinated by this viscacha, who eyed them too!.

 

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Onto a desert hotel, with friend Yasser. Then mud, mud,glorious! before settling down to 3 days of luxury at San Pedro de Atacama. As much as one could drink,
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spoilt by the friemdly waiters And taken to the Humedales Then into Argentina & more salt flats, even a chance for a swim
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Comfy again in Salta but not too keen on this 500yr old mummy South to Quebada de Conchas Views in Tafi - but not so comfy Chanarmuyo Bodega was fine
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& they enjoyed wondrous views and the bodega here Cablecabril ruins nr Chilecito 8 rivers to cross to get to bed in Valle Fertil. . . Parents, Talampaya

 

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A different Sphinx, valle de la Luna, to that seen by the old Teds. Then luxury again in Mendoza. Tapas, log fires, asados .... Degustacion menus
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in Clos de Chacras Bodega lots of small courses and wines to accompany them. Also admired by Tania Then flew back with the Pope!

When's our next holiday?

Travels 2014