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Cafayate

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  • Day71

    1st 3-4 cascades

    December 9, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    The path was quite clear till the 1st 3-4 cascades. In fact I wouldn't even call them cascades, they where just water from the stream jumping over some few small rocks. The biggest one was about a meter high. The path though, was quite fun to do. We had to jump over boulders, climb through rock tunnels and cross the stream over stones many times.Read more

  • Day71

    5th and 6th Cascades

    December 9, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    As we went deeper into the canyon, the path became harder to find but we continued following the stream and crossing it when there was no more place to go further on that side of it. The cascades too were much bigger here. At one place, there was no further path to fo. Luckily, a local person was there who showed a path through very narrow fallen stones forming a cave/tunnel.Read more

  • Day71

    Into the 2nd valley

    December 9, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    The 7th and the final cascade was in a different valley than the initial one. We had to climb a ridge amd go down the other side into the valley. Here, the path continued in the same vein, across the stream many times and through rocks and caves. It was a fun trek and the cloudy sky helped keeping the temperatures down. In fact there were a few showers during the trek but it felt quite good due to the heat.Read more

  • Day71

    7th Cascade

    December 9, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    We reached the final waterfall at about 4:40 pm. This was a much bigger, proper waterfall. It was about 15 mts high amd was along a rock face. We stayed there for about 10 min before returning back. There was no one at the entrance or guarding our vehicle. All the fraud locals had disappeared back to their village but our vehicle had been safe.Read more

  • Day735

    Wine Country

    May 21, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Cafayate has been raved about by many of the travellers we've met, and is the wine capital of the north. Its not a large town but is surrounded by vineyards, that cover the flat valley floor and hemmed in by steep sides. The soil is predominantly sand which sits on a solid rock base, and the area receives a measly 20mm of rain a year - who would have known this is perfect for growing wine grapes?

    The wine here is quite different to the normal 2-4-1 stuff we all buy at home. It's very full bodied and very strong (14.5%) - if you describe the stuff at home as rounded, then I'd said this has some pretty nobbily corners on it. It's due to the altitude (~1,500m) which causes large temperature differences between day and night (~20°C) so the grapes have thick skins and are extra sweet. You'd be thinking it's easily a 20+ quid (£ for the foreigners) bottle when you'd only pay 5/6 bucks (£3/4) for it.

    We had a great tasting at Porvenir Bodega - a morning visit due to the crazy opening hours I described in the last post, which set us up nicely for the day. Prices are incredible here at around 6 bucks a bottle for a decent tipple and we lugged the inevitable case back to the van. Lunch was a fantastic selection of fresh empanadas, amazing cheeses and delectable dried meats - all washed down with a couple of bottles of course!

    There was also a great microbrewery on the main square but we were a little disappointed we couldn't find the same standard of restaurant as we'd quickly become accustomed to.

    Sam and Don had to head off as they were heading back to Canada for a few months in the(ir) summer. Strange to think we'd met them on a beach in El Salvador exactly a year ago, and we'd really enjoyed travelling with them for the past month or so.

    We did another tasting at a vineyard just out of town, and we could choose the wines from a large selection. This meant we could compare their cheaper and premium ranges, and surprisingly we often preferred the cheaper ones. The tasting was accompanied by a huge bowl of delicious cheese and view across the sun drenched vineyards was gorgeous. Also the $5 tasting was free of you bought a $6 bottle of wine, which obviously didn't need much thinking about, although liked this stuff so much we manged to buy another case!
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  • Day0

    Cafayate

    March 23, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Quebradas de Cafayate
    Took an afternoon tour to the quebradas (gorges) near to Cafayate on the road to Salta. We had several stops to see big gorges, little gorges, big canyons, little canyons, natural amphitheatres, multi coloured hills, red, green, yellow and purple ones. And one that looked like a frog. All quite lovely. We've seen so many gorges over the past week we are a bit gorged out.Read more

  • Day1

    Grand designs in Calchiquí Valley

    March 24, 2016 in Argentina ⋅ 🌫 26 °C

    Had one night in this gorgeous Airbnb room 15km outside of Cafayate. The house was built two & a half years ago by this Argentine/Swiss couple, designed by their friend. Kevin McCloud would be proud! It's beautiful. We had a full picture window view of an impressive thunderstorm then a starry night and full moon.Read more

  • Day100

    Üsen 100. Reisetag

    September 8, 2017 in Argentina

    8. September 2017

    Vor 100 Täg sind mir in Züri in Flüger gstiege und händ üses grosse Abedtür gstartet:). Sit do händ mir vieles erlebt und händ Spanie, Holland, Peru und Bolivie bereist. Sit knapp einere Wuche sind mer mit dä Nicole Argentinie am erkunde.

    Wie d Ziit lauft.. es isch üs aber no lang nöd verleidet:).Read more

  • Day265

    Ein Ángel für VaLatina

    October 19, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    ...oder eigentlich ja andersherum. 😜

    Über Couchsurfing bin ich in einem Hostel gelandet, das ich nun in ein Workaway mit mir als erste Freiwillige verwandelt habe. 😅 Mein Host? Ángel, 21, seit 2 Jahren Hostel-Leier, mit Unterstütung seiner Schwester Liliana, 16.
    WHUT?! 😮

    Ja, richtig gelesen. In Cafayate wird viel und hart gearbeitet und früh angefangen. Rund 70% der Bevölkerung arbeitet in der Tourismus-Branche, wie auch Ángels Eltern, was ihren 7 Kindern ins Blut übergegangen zu sein scheint. Neben dem Hostel zugeschnitten auf anspruchslose Rucksackreisende stets auf der Suche nach Gesellschaft und günstigen Preisen, betreibt der junge Unternehmer seine eigene Tour-Agentur, während im Hintergrund sein eigentliches investitionsintensives Projekt läuft: Die Konstruktion eines Hostels höhern Standards mit Privatzimmern für bis zu 50 Personen, Zielgruppe: Familien. Das Grundstück hat er im Alter von 15 (!) gekauft, beschäftigt aktuell 3 Arbeiter und schätzt es in rund 2 Jahren fertig gestellt zu haben. Ein Besuch auf der Baustelle hat mir die Sprache verschlagen, der Typ weiß genau was er tut! Das macht sich auch schon in seinem Umgang mit den Klienten (die alle länger bleiben, wiederkehren und weiterempfehlen), den sozialen Medien und seinen Mitmenschen der Gemeinde bemerkbar. Als wäre das alles nicht schon beeindruckend genug, ist Ángel zusätzlich noch in einer sozialpolitischen Partei aktiv und bereitet sich auf die Aufstellung als Stadtrat - der Jüngste in der Geschichte Cafayates - vor. Ich muss zugeben in einem schwachen Moment kurz überlegt zu haben ihm einen Heiratsantrag zu machen. 😂😂😂

    Cafayate scheint insgesamt ein außergewöhnlicher Ort zu sein, mit einer Kriminalitäts- und Arbeitslosigkeitsrate gegen Null, keinerlei Problemen im Sinne von Armut, Drogen etc. und Straßeneseln, die in aller Ruhe den Park-Rasen mähen. 😊

    Somit habe ich in knapp zwei Wochen das Leben in Cafayate erlebt, inkl. Campen auf dem Berg mit 360°-Blick über Cafayate, Ausflug zu Ruinen der Diaguitas Calchaquies (ein indigenes Volk, dem Ángel selbst abstammt), Schwimmen unter Wasserfällen, Berunterrutschen von Sanddünen, Spaziergänge im Flussbett...

    "Eine Kugel Cabernet bitte!" - als eine der wichtigsten Weinregionen Argentiniens, musste hier ja jemand auf die Idee kommen Eis mit Weingeschmack herzustellen. 😂 Ich hab's jetzt von meiner To-Do-in-Cafayate-Liste abgehakt, empfehlen würde ich es aber nicht unbedigt...
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  • Day38

    Cafayate

    December 10, 2017 in Argentina ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Nachdem uns die Israelin nach nur einem Tag verlassen hat, weil sie sich mit der Amerikanerin zerstritten hatte sind wir in Cafayate angekommen, und beschlossen 2 Tage in Cafayate, einer Weinregion, zu verbringen, wo sich uns zwei Engländer und ein Neuseeländer angeschlossen haben. Rund um Cafayate gab es sehr viel zu sehen.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cafayate, کافایاته, קפזאטה, Kafajatė, Кафайат, 卡法亞特

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