CACHI — PLUS A PRE-INCAN CIVILIZATION

Cachi is a very small and very beautiful colonial town about a five hour drive from anywhere, aka Salta. It’s in the pocket between two sets of mountains, so that despite how arid everything is around it, it’s actually quite lush from the underground water...

PAGING DR. FREUD!

Mixed in with the mountains in the Cachi gorge are stretches of cactus plains. Careful where you sit! Pablo also took us on walks through the rugged countryside. And into cattle canyons. But the real point of this post is to show you the fun we had driving. Remember...

ARGENTINA: INTO THE CACHI GORGE!

So far we’d been traveling on our own. But our excellent travel agent, Pablo Kesselman of Carlson-Wagonlit/Clarke-Way Travel — who’s originally from Buenos Aires and whose life story would make a great novel — hooked us up with a company called...

SALTA, ARGENTINA!

Iguazu Falls was exciting, but not as exciting as the evening taxi ride from the Salta airport to our B&B. There are three speeds in Argentina: “AAA!”, “AAAAAAA!”, and “HOLY F***ING AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!” Argentinians drive like...