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Argentina

Argentina: the Making-up

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We liked:

•     As French people, we will make a list of all the meals that we discovered and liked in Argentina : we loved their meat,  their media- lunas (it is like a croissant with a little more sugar and it is delicious!), their home-made ice-cream (won-der-ful…we ate our best ice-cream ever in Argentina!) and to finish their dulce de leche (it seems like caramel marmelade which can be found everywhere in Argentina: in the pastries, in the ice-cream, in the yoghurts and even in the Sundays in Mac Donalds!)…  We loved as well our breakfasts eaten on the rooftop of the “Portal del Sur” Hostel (it was like our “home” during our week in Buenos Aires!). And then, we will never forget the taste of the Brahma : it is a Brazilian beer sold in Argentina. To be honest, when you drink this beer fresh on a rooftop in Buenos Aires, you forget all your problems! (this is what we did to forget the mugging).


•    The Iguazu falls was one of our best moment in Argentina. We spent 2 wonderful days walking around this beauty of the nature.

•    When we met a couple of French backpackers, Eugé and Flo. We spent a few hours hearing their travel stories with a real pleasure… We appreciated as well their support after the mugging. They were here to share a beer with us and to make us forget this bad time in Buenos Aires. We want thank as well Patricio (an Argentin guy that we met 2 months ago in Lima), Rémi, Thibault, Sophie and Elodie for their support.

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The "asados argentinos" (Argentine barbecues).

We didn’t like :

•    The 177 hours spent in the bus to visit the country from North to South (because of the attack in La Boca, we missed our flight to Ushuaïa and then we took the bus to go to Patagonia)…we spent 7 days and a half in a bus, can you believe it?!

•    The Chilean borders: the Chilean custom does a checking of every single bag that the passengers take with them to travel from Argentina to Chile. We had to be patient when we arrived to the border… the worst is when we arrived to the frontier in the night, we had to wait from 2:15 to 3:00 am for the customs control… it was a real nightmare.

•    The fact that we did not enjoy as we should do our day in the Perito Morino National Park. Actually we were still not in the mood to appreciate our trip, we were thinking of the administrative tasks to do because of the mugging... Now we regret for not having enjoyed the beautiful landscape which was in front of us.

•    The fact that we lost all our pictures from Buenos Aires. We will try to keep these pictures in our memory as much time as possible.

Best memories :


•    Delphine’s : our night in the milonga Cathedral in Buenos Aires. We observed all night long the couples of tango dancers plenty of grace and harmony… I escaped the real life for a few hours thanks to this tango music and this nice spectacle. I loved this magical moment.

•    Max’s : when we saw the waterfall and the bassin on the camino del macuco in Iguazu. We were sweating, we were walking for 4 hours when the nature made us a good surprise: A break in a natural and fresh swimming pool!

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Perito Moreno glacier

Our favorite :


•    Delphine’s :… I am not very inspired to choose my « favorite one »… so can I repeat again the Argentine meat?   

•    Max’s : If I speak with my heart, I would say the two young hostels where we slept in Buenos Aires and El Calafate (I strongly recommend you these both addresses: Portal del Sur and  Albergue Mochilero). It’s a good place to feel like at home (even if you are in the other side of the ocean), to meet good people and to sympathize with a friendly staff.
But if I speak with my stomach, I would say that my favorite is the bakery in El Calafate.

It made us laugh :


•     The accent in Buenos Aires. When they say « yo », they pronounce « cho »… at the beginning, i twas a real nightmare to try to uderstand the Argentinos from Buenos Aires. It was like a new language!


It did’n make us laugh!

•     Waiting so long time to get our credit card back.

•    The buses quality in Argentina... (Just one example : lunch at 3 :00pm, diner at midnight!).

•    The incompetence of the police in Buenos Aires.

•    Our tango lesson, where I walked every time on Maxime’s feet!!!

We were surprised by :

•     TheMaté culture… This Argentine hot drink is more than a simple « tee », it is part of the Argentine way of life: the Argentine people meets around a maté like Irish people goes to the pub, it is a good excuse to share moment and talk.

•    The desert roads in Patagonia where you meet only an « estancia » (Argentine farm) every 100 km!

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A fresh Brahma... A moment of happiness!

Coup de gueule et déception

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There are no translations available.

Tout n’est pas toujours rose en voyage. S’il est vrai que ce tour du monde nous apporte énormément et nous donne beaucoup de satisfactions, il n’est pas toujours de tout repos et on vit parfois des moments difficiles que l’on essaie de partager le moins possible sur ce blog, afin de ne garder que le meilleur. Mais là, trop c’est trop.


Explications.


Nous sommes rentrés de notre séjour reposant dans les montagnes et sommes revenus spécialement à El Calafate en Argentine pour récupérer notre carte de crédit. Arrivés à l’auberge de jeunesse. Rien. Pas de trace du courrier. Résultat, après avoir été bloqués près de 7 jours à Buenos Aires pour attendre en vain notre carte de crédit qui arrivera finalement à Rouen, en France, nous sommes bloqués maintenant à El Calafate et nous avons un avion à prendre dans 4 jours à près de 4000kms de là.


A cause du vol et de l’attente de cette carte, nous avons déjà loupé un avion pour Ushuaia et loupé près de 10 jours de visite dans le sud de l’Argentine. Le voyage de notre vie se trouve gâché par un seul responsable : Mastercard.
Ils ont été incapables de nous envoyer une carte dans les 48h (délai maximum de livraison dans le contrat). Pire, quand ils ont finalement envoyé la carte, ils l’ont envoyée en France ! Ce sont donc nos parents qui ont dû payer et nous renvoyer la carte en Argentine car Mastercard ne voulait rien savoir. Ils ont fait une erreur, mais ce n’est pas de leur faute… Classique !


Une mauvaise nouvelle n’arrivant jamais seule, hier nous avons appris que le virement que nous avions fait pour le peuple Huichol du Mexique était revenu sur notre compte associatif. La banque Mexicaine prétextant, pour la deuxième fois, que le numéro de compte n’est pas bon !


Je l’ai relevé moi-même sur un RIB du chef de la communauté Huichol. Je l’ai ensuite vérifié sur le relevé de compte de cette même personne car je ne voulais pas faire d’erreur. Ah oui, et au passage ils ont pris 100€ de frais de gestion… Quelle honte. On était fous de rage. Tout ce travail pour donner 100€ à des banquiers corrompus ! Tous ces dons généreux de votre part pour qu’un partie finisse dans les poches d’un banquier sans âme ?


Notre ami mexicain nous a confirmé que l’état Mexicain faisait tout pour réduire la population Huichol. Nous vous l’avions déjà expliqué dans un article précédent avec l’histoire de la stérilisation des femmes à leur insu. Cependant, nous ne pensions tout de même pas rencontrer tous ces problèmes quand nous avons crée notre association. Et surtout, nous ne pensions pas nous confronter à des gens aussi peu scrupuleux. Peut être étions nous naïfs, crédules. Nous ne laisserons pas tomber et respecterons les engagements que nous avons pris auprès de tous les gens qui nous ont aidés à monter ce projet. Nous trouverons donc un autre moyen pour faire parvenir notre aide à la communauté Huichole.


Nous sommes juste écœurés


Et puis, il y a le terrible tremblement de terre qui touche le Chili… Nous ne sommes pas encore sûrs de pouvoir prendre les avions qui devaient nous emmener dans l’association que nous devons aider au nord du Chili et celui qui nous emmènera à l’île de Pâques. Nous savons que ce n’est pas grand chose à côté de ce que doivent vivre les gens du Chili, ils ont sûrement tout perdu. Nous sommes tristes pour les Chiliens que nous aurions aimé aider mais, faute de temps à Santiago, nous le pourrons pas...


Ceci n’est pas une complainte. Juste une mise à jour afin de vous tenir au courant des actions de notre asso, car nous vous devons bien ça.


Même si ces aventures et imprévus font partie du voyage, ils sont difficiles à gérer surtout quand l’assurance voyage Gold Mastercard ne fait pas son travail. On ne peut pas attendre de l’humanité de la part de tout le monde, mais quand même, on pensait avoir un peu plus de considération de la part d’une assurance qu’on a payé.


Heureusement qu’on peut compter sur sa famille, ses proches, ses amis et les lecteurs de ce blog dans les coups durs. Car, loin de tout, ce n’est pas facile de se remettre d’aplomb.


On en profite d’ailleurs pour vous remercier encore pour tous les messages de soutien que l’on a reçu et qui nous réchauffent le cœur.


On se demande vraiment si la roue va tourner un de ces quatre car nous en avons bien besoin en ce moment.


Alors à quand la chance ?

El Calafate – Perito Moreno

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It seemed like Buenos Aires did not want to see us leaving the capital! After 5 days stuck in the city searching for solutions to get a new passport and a new credit card, we went out of the hostel on Friday night at 7:10PM to take a bus at 8:00PM to Rio Gallegos. We were waiting for a taxi in the street when we heard a man speaking on his cell phone, he was saying that there was no metro, no bus and all the taxis were busy… Apparently the rain flooded the roads and blocked the city. We were in panic: we did not want to stay one night more in Buenos Aires!
We run with our big bags on our back in direction to the terminal (2km by foot) wishing to cross a taxi available on our way.  I begged all the taxi drivers that we met on the road to drive us to the terminal but none of them were “libre”(as they say over there). We walked then 2 km under a heavy rain...

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It was a real nightmare: i twas not easy to walk with 15kg on our shoulders, under the rain, in the crowd of Portenos workers looking for a way to go home and with the fear to miss our ride to Patagonia.

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We finally arrived to the terminal 5 minutes before the departure. I took off my bag and… bad surprise… the scrubbing of my new bag on my shoulders with the rain and the warmth removed 3 cm² of my skin... Our 48 hours in the bus enabled us to rest and to heal my wounds (Maxime was gallant carrying my bag from the bus to the hostel).

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We arrived to El Calafate on Sunday night. El Calafate is a nice city in the middle of the mountains and closed to the Argentino Lake.
Today we visited the Perito Moreno glacier. It was beautiful. This glacier is a feast for the eyes and the ears: the enormous ice creaking sounds were surprising. We walked for 2 hours in this wonderful landscape, it was really windy… but it was so good to feel so far from Buenos Aires problems.

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Some news after the attack in Buenos Aires

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We are very surprised and moved by all the messages to support us following the attack we were victim of in Buenos Aires.

We never thought we would receive that much supports from that much people. We now know that there is a lot of good people on earth. Thanks.

It’s not that easy to get back on your feet after such shock when you are far from your friends and family, it helps a lot to have support from you and it gives us a boost to keep on going.

From the heart, THANK YOU all for being there. Once again we are really moved and surprised.
For the news we are waiting for my passport and a new credit card.

Our schedule in South America will be affected by what happened and we will miss Ushuaia. We couldn’t take our plane as we have to wait for mastercard to send us a new card. During this time in Buenos Aires we got some news from 2 new charities that we want to help. One in Chile and an another one in Australia (the Cathy Freeman’s foundation).

Regarding your offers to give us money to buy a new camera, we couldn’t’ accept. We were very stunned to receive some offers and really moved. For those who really want to help, our charity needs more help than us.

Even though our situation is not comfortable at all, all the people we met during our charity work really need more help because their situations are really uncomfortable compare to ours.  We decided to travel and we were the only one to decide. So, it is normal that we assume all the consequences of our trip.

We will find a way to continue to publish new articles and pictures so that you could continue travelling with us. Once again, thank you. Your comments and messages are our dialy boost and give us the power to continue.


We are now waiting for my passport and for the credit card and we will take a bus for the South of Argentina (45hours!).The show must go on. We hope you will still following us and contribute to make our trip unforgettable.

Mugging in Buenos Aires

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I gather my courage to explain in this blog what happened 2 days ago.

Saturday, the 13 of February, 1:00PM : We decided to go to the Bombonera, the stadium of La Boca area, because we wanted to buy tickets for a soccer match (apparently, the atmosphere of a match in La Boca is unforgettable and exceptional). We arrived to the stadium and, bad luck, the tickets cashier was closed…There was a museum and a Bombonera souvenirs shop just behind us, we went inside to have a look at the souvenirs items. We left then the shop and we walked a little bit to take our bus to the city centre.


2:12PM :
I felt 2 hands grabbing my shoulders strongly. I did not understand what was going on. I thought in myself that it was maybe one of our friends that we met in Buenos Aires. But finally, I saw a knife under my neck. I freaked out, I screamed, I fall on the ground and I grabbed the arms of the foreigner which were around my neck. Everything happened so quickly that it was hard to understand the situation. Maxime was beside me, he saw me threatened by two young men who were shouting « el dinero, el dinero »… A passer-by, a middle-aged woman, was witness of the scene, she called as loud as she could « Policia, Ayudala, Policia ». Maxime gave his wallet as quick as possible (his small wallet where we had only money for 2 or 3 days). But, I was still endangered with the knife closed to me, they said then « tu mochilla, tu mochilla ». This time, they asked for the bag that Maxime was wearing in front of him. Maxime gave his bag as well without trying to understand or negociate anything. When they obtained what they wanted, they run away.  The woman advised us to run and follow them. I was stucked on the ground, my legs were cut by the fear and I could not move for a moment. I was chocked. Maxime wanted to catch them again but he did not want to leave me alone.


2:17PM : The woman told us that she knew where the both attackers lived. She showed their street and the building where they lived. Then, I asked her their names and surnames but, unfortunately for us, she realized that she talked already too much and that it could be dangerous for her to continue giving so many informations. She did not want to have problems because of that… So she explained us how to go to the police station and she left us alone on the street. We walked quickly to the police station which was only at 2 blocks of the accident.
We explained everything to the policemen: the knife, the robbery, the threats. They did not seem to be involved in this story. They asked us to take a sit and wait. I did not agree, I insisted telling them that the aggression happened only few minutes ago and that the yound men run in this direction so maybe we could have chance to catch them. I begged them to go and chase the attackers. But they did nothing… We were desperate… They asked us again to sit down and they told us that they are going to see what they can do (see what? They just needed to run, it was as simple as that)… we were upset and we did not understand why the police did not do anything.

2:30PM :
It was only 10 minutes later that 2 officers asked us : « if you cross the attackers on the street, would you be able to recognize them? ». Maxime said yes immediately. The police finally agreed and took us to their car to drive around and see if we can see anything (it was way too late to do that…). During 15 minutes we were driving around for nothing and they really didn’t care for us. We saw a gut who saw everything and we told the police that we could stop here to ask the boy. Because he didn’t reach his majority yet, I was not a witness for the law. Fucking law. After the useless tour in the car we had to wait 3 hours to make a complaint…During this time the guys were enjoying the robbery. We were absolutely mad.

5.45PM: We asked the police if they could help us to get back to the hostel. Nothing. They laughed and told us “Tchao”. We didn’t have any money, nothing. We decided to take the bus and ask explain to the driver what just happened. Because he was a very nice guy he let us get in the bus and drove us nearby the hostel.

6.PM: the rush has started. We have now a lot of stuff to do. Call the insurance, call Mastercard…

8:00PM : Our 3 French friends (that we met in the youth hostel) have been aware very quickly about the aggression and they invited us to share a beer with them to cheer us up. We spent then the night with them around a “cerveza” but we were here our mind was away. We are now waiting for a call to get a new card and get a bit of money. We have to see for Max’s passport and find a solution for our camera. We are going to miss our plane to Ushuaia to do all this stuff.

Our trip will be different from now on.

We even thought, for a moment, of giving up and come back.

News from the Charity side

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Hi all,


Quickly, we would like to tell you about 2 things.


·    The Huichol community just got our financial help. We are really happy that they got it, at last. We would like to thank you all for helping us. Without you, nothing would have been possible. We also would like to thank our sponsors for helping us raising the money we needed to help. We will, soon, give you more details about the help and how they used it as soon as we receive news from Mexikatzin our local friend. Once again a big THANKS.


·    We added a new link to our website which looks like that:

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We invite you to click on if you want to see our pictures. We will continue to upload pictures in our Gallery but this link will be useful for the people who, for some reason, can’t access our Gallery. We hope that can help you following us better.

See you soon.

A day with a backpacker

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Our blog is usually talking about our discoveries but not about our daily lives of backpackers. So we will tell you everything about that!


Rosario – 9.00 AM: the alarm is ringing. We have to leave the hotel before 10.30AM and to get our breakfast before 10AM. But before that we have to wake up, take a shower and tidy up our things in our tiny bags (they always look tiny when it comes to tidy up everything…).  Once it’s finished they look heavier. That’s the enigma of the trip. We sent some stuff back to France to get a lighter bag but it always seems to be heavier.

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Everything has to get in...

Rosario – 10.00 AM: we are late. We finish our croissant in the lift (yes they make croissants in Argentina!) and get to the room. Delphine is always waiting for me because I double check everything (I am a maniac, maniac!). Once we are in the street we stop by the best “boulangerie” of the town to get a sandwich for lunch. We don’t have the time to walk to the bus station as we did 2 days ago. 3 kms with the bags in 1 hour it’s too short. So we take a taxi and for less than €2 we are in the central bus station.

Rosario – 10.30AM: we are already there. We have one hour of waiting. We are sitting on a bench outside and reading things about our next stop: Buenos Aires. When the bus arrives we put our big bags at the rear and we get to our seats. It’s freezing in the bus and we forgot our jumper in our bags. Damn it!

On the road 11.30AM – 4.30PM: the 4 hours trip seems very short. We are now used to travel a lot. We are reading and eating our sandwiches. A little nap and it’s nearly finished!

Buenos Aires – 4.30PM: we get out of the bus. We have to get used to the city very quickly. Our city map tells us than, apparently, we can walk to the hostel Portal Del Sur that we have chosen. There were about 2 kms. We are wrecked when we get there but it’s like a good athletics session!

Buenos Aires – 5.30PM: the dormitory is available for the next 2 nights, not after. My Guinness, we are not lucky. We are booking the 2 nights and we’ll see later for the rest. We are putting our bags in the lockers and asking the guy at the reception few questions. He told us that there is a “Carrefour” near the hostel. To compare, it’s like an Irish finding a “Dunne store” abroad. Paradise!

Buenos Aires – 6.30PM: Carrefour. We are in France! We decided what we are going to eat for dinner: spaghettis carbonara. We bought a bottle of wine to taste the local wine. We don’t buy too many things because we already got stolen in the fridge of some Hostels. That’s OK because they never stole our cheese. Too smelly. On the way back we stopped at another hostel to ask if the have spaces for the 5 next nights. They do and it’s and it’s very close to our current hostel.


Buenos Aires – 8.00PM: diner. Everything is ready. Delphine made the cooking and I was in charge of opening the wine, not an easy thing. I washed the dishes and we discussed about our planning in the Paris of South America. We have to save a bit of money before going to Patagonia!

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The "comedor" where we have dinner and lunch. Pretty cool.

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Working on the website before going to bed.

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Wine and pastas!

 

To end this article we wanted to share with you a video taken in the Uyuni Salar. Jurasic park!

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envoyé par EnPistePourLeMonde. - Evadez-vous en vidéo.

Deux jours aux chutes d’Iguaçu

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Arrivés à Puerto Iguaçu après 23 heures de bus (on s’y fait plutôt bien à ces longues distances traversées en bus), nous avons eu l’immense plaisir de découvrir les grandioses et si célèbres chutes d’Iguaçu durant deux jours consécutifs. Ces chutes d’eau chevauchent le Brésil et l’Argentine dans un parc national de 2100km2 composé d’une forêt tropicale humide. Les opinions divergent quant à savoir si la vue des chutes est plus spectaculaire du côté brésilien ou du côté argentin. Si on demande à un Argentin son avis sur la question, il répondra le côté argentin. Un Brésilien répondra sans hésiter que c’est le côté brésilien…. Nous avons donc décidé de juger par nous-mêmes ! Et voici ce que nous avons découvert :

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Notre premier contact avec les chutes...

Notre première journée fut dédiée à l’exploration des chutes d’Iguaçu du côté argentin. Nous nous sommes levés à 6H30 pour être parmi les premiers dans le parc et profiter de la « fraicheur matinale » (c’était raté pour le coup car il faisait déjà plus de 25° vers 8h !!!).Après 30 minutes de marche sur un petit sentier, nous nous sommes retrouvés « nez à nez » avec les chutes. Cette quantité d’eau qui dévale en cascades sur 2 kilomètres de long et jusqu’à 80 mètre de hauteur nous en a mis plein la vue ! Nous avons marché le long des chutes toute la matinée. Un vrai régal… Sur notre parcours, nous avons eu la chance de rencontrer des coatis (ce sont les cousins du raton laveur), une fratrie était en train de jouer en traversant le sentier que nous empruntions. Nous avons passé un bon quart d’heure en leur compagnie à les observer.

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Les chutes du côté argentin.

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Notre ami, le coati.

Puis nous sommes allés voir la « gorge du Diable » : on est arrivé au dessus des chutes et là, on est resté ébahis un instant devant ce spectacle exceptionnel. On s’est senti tout petits face à la puissance et la grandeur de la nature. Selon les récits, les premiers marins qui auraient découvert cet endroit crurent voir la limite de la Terre en voyant cette gorge du diable, on comprend mieux pourquoi !

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La gorge du diable.

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Autre vue de la gorge du diable.

En milieu d’après-midi, nous avons suivi les bons conseils de notre Lonely Planet en nous dirigeant sur le chemin de randonnée de Macuco. C’est un chemin dans la jungle où nous sommes susceptibles de voir de près des animaux de la forêt… Notre curiosité fut plus forte que notre soif, on est donc partis pour 6 kilomètres de rando au milieu d’énormes toiles d’araignées et de bruits d’oiseaux. Nous avons croisé deux iguanes d’environ 50 centimètres chacun. Leur manière de marcher était nonchalante jusqu’au moment où ils nous ont entendu ; ils ont alors fui dans les profondeurs de la forêt… Tant pis pour notre photo, nous n’avons pas été aussi rapides qu’eux ! Au bout de notre marche en pleine chaleur tropicale, nos efforts ont été amplement récompensés par une chute d’eau qui formait une piscine naturelle en pleine jungle … quel bonheur de se rafraichir sous cette cascade. Depuis, à chaque fois que nous transpirons en plein soleil, nous repensons à ce moment de baignade si rafraichissante, c’était tout simplement super !

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Petite pause photo sous la cascade.

Le deuxième jour, nous avons décidé d’aller du côté brésilien. La vue panoramique nous a vraiment séduits. On a finalement préféré ce côté des chutes pour son panorama et les arcs en ciel ajoutant une touche de couleur aux paysages. Certes, il y a moins de chemins de randonnée mains la vue est splendide. Nous pensons que les deux côtés des chutes méritent d’être visités, ils se complètent l’un à l’autre.

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Les chutes du côté brésilien.

Après les chutes, nous avons fait un tour au Paraguay l’espace d’un après-midi pour visiter l’imposante centrale hydroélectrique d'Itaipu qui appartient au Brésil et au Paraguay. Cette centrale est une véritable fierté des deux pays. Imaginez-vous qu’elle a 18 turbines en marche quotidiennement et que seules 3 turbines suffiraient à alimenter la France en électricité ! Ce chiffre nous a bluffés. C’est encourageant de voir autant de forces se réunir pour créer des solutions d’énergies propres. D’autant plus que nous avons été témoins plusieurs fois durant ce début de voyage des dégâts visibles du phénomène de réchauffement climatique (par exemple, le volcan d’Arequipa au Pérou qui était enneigé toute l’année et qui ne l’est plus que quelques mois de l’année désormais, mais aussi le Laguna verde de Bolivie qui a diminué de moitié à cause du manque de pluie).

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Les drapeaux du Brésil et du Paraguay.

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La barrage d'Itaipu.

A la fin de certains de nos articles, on voudrait intégrer une partie intitulée « humeur du jour » qui permettra à chacun de nous (ou seulement l’un d’entre nous, selon notre inspiration) d’exprimer une idée, une pensée du jour, une question ou un proverbe...

Humeur du jour de Delphine: je me demande ce qui est le mieux : les -20° C du Québec ou les +45°C de la forêt tropicale d’Argentine?

From Bolivia to Argentina

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As we have a few Internet problems, we decided to add some pictures and comment them for you instead of writting a full article.

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After our roadtrip in the Bolivian dessert, We went through the Chilian border to sleep to San Pedro de Atacama.

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On the road from Chile to Argentina we went to the desert called "valley of the moon". And we can suppose why they called it like that: the landscape looks like the moon even if we never went to the moon, it looks like we could watch on our television.

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Flamingos flying "on the moon" !

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A vicuna, a king of wild Lama with less hairs.

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The picture between Chile and Argentina. We really had time to take the picture because we went twice to this place! Indeed, because we missed the stamp out from Chile the Argentinean police didn't want to let us enter so we had to get back to Chile (4 hours driving...).

 

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First contacts with Argentina. This part looks like Peru and Bolivia so it didn't change that much for us. And there is no meat yet!

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Tropico de capricornio in Argentina.

 

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The "Quebrada of Salta" with mountains of every colours. Wonderful.

 

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Music in a restaurant.

 

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Willy's birthday in Salta the 31th of January. Good memories!

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Meat! We knew its reputation and now we know its taste. It tastes better that we could imagine!

 

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Waterfalls in Salta. Good to see before comparing to Iguaçu :)

 


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