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Another day in Cafayate...

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Brilliant work, Pres!

Good for vicarious pleasure - I'll never be able to afford to replicate that kind of trip.

Smart man with no kids!
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Agreed! Thanks Prez.
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Cost of living in Argentina if you have usd is quite inexpensive. Style and quality, too.

Good meal in a local restaurant maybe $3-4. Bottle of excellent red wine here in Cafayate can be had for under $10. Groceries, fruits and vegetables are really cheap. Gasoline about 50 cents a liter.
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Going up another red rock canyon this afternoon when we walked right into a field of furry wet crystals, halite.

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No large crystals which can have deep color, no cubes, cool salt spring at the top.

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Beautiful going back down.

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Taking a few days on a back way up through Salta province to airport in Jujuy for flights over to Santiago. Little place called Cachi looks like paint by numbers with the phone camera at dawn. Route 40 turns to gravel not too far north of Cafayate, gave a ride to an old man standing at the side of the road all the way to Cachi. Couldn´t elicit many responses from him, think he was glad to get out of the sun.

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The phrase¨no me baño ¨ is seen spray painted all over the place in Argentina. Here it is toward the top of the Cuesta del Obispo mountain pass. Translated it is ¨I don´t bathe¨ which seemed a really odd thing to me to claim the first time I saw this graffiti. Read that it started with a group of skate boarders in a ghetto of Buenos Aires who could be proud of, at least, that since they thought they had little else.

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Classic Andean day, cloudy and damp with a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. And a bunch of condors.
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