Tuesday, January 02, 2007

4. Andes near Mendoza

The day after we went wine tasting, we took a trip into the Alta Montaña region to the west of Mendoza, driving right up to the Argentinian border control with Chile in the middle of the Andes. The photos below were snapped along the way.

In the top left of the photo above is the 'Puente del Inca', i.e. the Inca bridge, which was naturally formed. Sulphurous springs feeding into the river which runs underneath the bridge give the whole ravine a weird orange colour. The remains of a 1940's spa hotel are also visible in the picture. The picture below shows what happens to various items left in the river water for a few weeks.

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