Poncho

Today I went to Villa Gessel to meet my friend Nico and see a consert with Poncho. Nico is the manager of the band soo I had the honor of meeting the guys and watch the show from the side of the stage. Nice guys and an awesome show. Thanx!

Me and Nico

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beach events is my thing

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Rocking it!!

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They are named Poncho and they play in ponchos. Genial!!!!

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For those who don’t know the band, here is their videoclip. Highly recommend it if you like electronic music.

Bello Pinamar!

Today was my first show in the coast of Argentina.
But before, I went to the radio show to promote the gig and do a mini acoustic set.
Me outside Radio Power.

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Me inside Radio Power.

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Interview

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Playing some tunes.

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Backstage getting ready for the gig at Sport Beach.

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Purmamarca

Purmamarca was the last stop before I headed south again. I had a 12h drive to Cordoba waiting so the day was spent chilling.

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But with this view it’s not a bad thing.

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Poolside

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El Serro de siete colores just outside the window while you’re having breakfast. It could be worth!

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Humahuaca y Bolivia

I left Tilcara for a short but beautiful trip to Humahuaca.

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There I checked in at a Beautiful family owned hostel called el Coquena. If you ever go to Humahuaca that’s the place to go.

After checking in, I went to Bolivia. It’s just a 2hs. drive, sooo I had to check it out. It’s an important border for all kinds of illegal trafficking soo I thought that the controls to get across would be quite tough. Well… I was wrong. I asked a guard where I should go to do migration, and he said: No just pass, no pasa nada!! And I, who wanted a stamp in my passport, didn’t even get to show it.

Anyway, now some shopping in Bolivia.

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Argentina is a big country.

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The way back took a little longer because the road was blocked by some people protesting against something. People seems to be used to it here though.

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The weather was not really on my side either.

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Next stop: Purmamarca

Tilcara

Here I stayed at a nice hostel/Hotell with pool. Super nice. After checking in I took a stroll through the little town.

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Found a friend

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Sun-driven kitchen. Genial!

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After some chilling by the pool and checking out the Inca city, it’s time for some dinner. Nice food and live music at Pena Carlitos.

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Next stop Humahuaca.

El tren a las nubes

After years of waiting I finally was going to ride el tren a las nubes (the train to the clouds). It’s a train that goes up in the Andies to the chilean border 4220 meters above sea level. What I didn’t think about was that it rains a lot here from December to February making it too dangerous to go with the train, and they had stopped the train for the season 5 days earlier. Timing!! Luckily they still had trips by van that went along the railroad track. So that’s what I did.
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I couldn’t ride them but at least I could see some of the 29 bridges.
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And a little cactus….
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….or two

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They where everywhere

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The highest point of the day.

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On the way we also passed by Salinas Grandes wich is a salt dessert. Salt salt salt all the way to the horizon.

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Here are some more pics from the day.

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Next stop Tilcara.

Salta

After some medialunas and Mate for breakfast I left Cafayate heading for Salta.
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Well, let’s say I already seen my fair share of roads and mountains. It’s really beautiful though. The mountains changes color and size along the way.
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After parking the car and checking in at the hotel it’s time to try the local specialty, empanadas saltenas. And to that a local beer, Mmmmmmm.
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Drinking some mate by the river (or actually in the river) in San Lorezo, Salta. This is life!

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Tomorrow I’m heading up in the mountains.