Sunday, November 02, 2008

On the dry, hot and thirsty roads of La Rioja

On the way from Jachal, San Juan to the hitch-hiker`s meeting in Cerro Colorado, Córdoba, we had to cross deserted La Rioja Province… In the beginning we thought we had made a bad move when accepting a ride to Talampaya NP...
Not so many cars on the road, as you can see. We even had time to invent possible "Quilmes" adds targeting hitch-hikers...


Tipic landscape in Argentinean Norhwest.


Thumbing shadows...


... but then we got on the wave. hitch-hiking is like surfing, you have to catch the wave...Let´s call it "roadsurfing" on the pic, the truck that took us to Chamical, La Rioja.



Near Talampaya National Park, La Rioja.


Camping under a bridge in Cruz del Eje, already in Córdoba Province.

3 comments:

ümit said...

nice adventure...
please; let me ask you, do you feel relax when you built your tent somewhere like under bridges?

Juan Villarino said...

Wel, I wouldn't do it in the outskirts of Buenos Aires.... but there is no problem in small towns and cities. Depends where. I don't do it too often anyway... It is better to ask around until somone points a better place, or even invites you to camp in their garden!

Juan

ümit said...

thanks! that was exactly what i wondered.
i use the same strategy while travelling overnight with my bike. that realy starts a beautiful relationship between you and the owner of the house.
i have a enourmous great respect for your experiences.
thanks a lot for sharinig it with the community.
Best Regards!