This thread is for people who want to share experiences, photos and videos about their trips.
So far we've only had posts about trips in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Spain, so I thought I'd share a few pictures of trips I did in Argentina a few years ago (all pictures were taken by me).
These photos are from the Western/Northwestern Argentine provinces of San Juan, La Rioja and Catamarca. They are mostly at the foot (or sometimes above) of the Andes range, where the climate is arid and the altitude is very high. All of these photos were taken in altitudes ranging 2500 mts. (8,000 ft) to 5000 mts. (16,400 ft) above sea level:
Hey, Grumpy! Unbelievable, awesome photo's. It’s a gorgeous fantasy land, many different terrains. And colors, 5th photo from bottom. That a dormant volcano, 11th photo down? And animals - flamingos? What's the bird strutting on the road? Many different variations of Llama's in that posse.
(Uh. Are those Nieve's parents working on creating her? )
(Uh. Are those Nieve's parents working on creating her? )
Yeah, they have to provide many people around the world with little llamas like Nieve so they do that a lot, haha. The guide that we hired (and took in my father's pick up truck) said that it was an extremely unusual sight as they are usually very reserved when mating.
Yeah, the places were hard to believe were real. Some looked like from another planet, some others like valleys out of the dinosaurs era.
On the 11th photo down, your geology knowledge is pretty solid, my friend, that is indeed a dormant volcano. It's called the San Francisco and at 6.012 metres above sea level it's supposed to be the smallest six-thousander in the Andes. There's even another small red volcano on it's slope. The pink birds are flamingos, yes, and the strutting bird is an altitude relative of the ostrich named suri.
As for the camelids, in those pictures there are llamas (the ones which are many, wooly and of different colours, lying on the ground), vicuñas (a camelid that only can be found in very high altitude, like the one who's crossing the road and the one on the side of a hill) and guanacos (a bigger and more violent species, the baby that's lying on the ground). The only species missing here would be alpacas.
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
Speaking of goings on, trust you to spot the llama love-in
I'm like Cupid, everywhere I go free love starts flourishing like flowers in spring. And pretty much like Cupid, I get hardly ever included in the party.
Those are vicuñas, a wild species of camelid (as opposed to llamas which are domestic) that live over 3,500 metres above sea level and which got very close to extiction a couple of decades ago because their skin is extremely fine and expensive. As you can see, they aren't losing time in recovering the species' numbers.
Right, this is in the way of an introduction, a test (of photo size) and a tip. The tip is, when you visit Venice via Marco Polo airport you should always try to sit on the right hand side of the plane, because as you come in to land you have an amazing aerial view of the city
Edit: Woo! It worked! More to follow tomorrow. You can't believe how titchy it looks from the air though, when you're there and criss-crossing alleyways and bridges it seems a whole lot bigger.
Last Edit: Jan 29, 2017 23:12:33 GMT by unomusette
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orioles70: lots of flooding in Washington today, but the forecast between now and Thursday's concert looks like drier weather is coming
Jul 8, 2019 22:41:41 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Oh no! Stay safe and dry! We don't want a thousand rivers running past your door on concert night!
Jul 8, 2019 23:54:41 GMT
BIuebird: orioles70 Oh dear, be careful! Hopefully the weather will clear up before your show! So far weather for Philly on Saturday looks sunny, so that's good. Last Saturday we flew into the Philly airport, and the weather was so bad that we were stranded on
Jul 9, 2019 17:47:55 GMT
BIuebird: the tarmac for 3 hours
Jul 9, 2019 17:48:16 GMT
orioles70: it would be nice if the airlines would give you 3 more hours of vacation instead of pushing back from the gate just to bake in an aluminum cylinder - keep the faith BIuebird, you'll be back to PA in time for the show
Jul 9, 2019 20:57:38 GMT
orioles70: meanwhile, the spaceship has been spotted flying low over Lake Okeechobee getting ready to touch down for a gig on the edge of the Everglades - no forum members in South Florida?
Jul 9, 2019 20:58:42 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Enjoy the concert tonight! I hope the weather cooperates!::mini-graphics-music-577374::
Jul 11, 2019 10:19:01 GMT
orioles70: thanks eloneen, To mash a few metaphors - we may be Standin' in the Rain amidst Summer and Lightning but neither clouds nor rain nor flash of light will keep us from completing our musical pilgrimage
Jul 11, 2019 14:48:57 GMT
BIuebird: Philly concert is tonight, very excited! My nerves are all frayed though, why can't I just enjoy things?
Jul 13, 2019 13:55:32 GMT
eloneen: BIuebird Have a great time tonight at the concert! We're looking forward to hearing about it and seeing some photos! ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jul 13, 2019 14:11:33 GMT
orioles70: BIuebird - I know what you mean. It's a beautiful day in Philly, go early, relax and and give us a photo of the family in your Electric Flight Orchestra shirts!
Jul 13, 2019 18:02:33 GMT
BIuebird: Thanks, we had a great time! I posted in the tour thread. Although we did cut it a little close getting there because my dad didn't want to leave earlier, and we got stuck in traffic. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Jul 15, 2019 0:39:04 GMT
denny: Any Federer fans as gutted as I am?
Jul 15, 2019 3:39:00 GMT
Horacewimp: I did want him to win denny it was a shame he couldn’t convert the match points. Great weekend for sport tennis, F1 and the cricket final and all hosted in the U.K.
Jul 15, 2019 7:22:43 GMT
vlogdance: I wanted Roger to win Wimbledon as well, but what an epic final. Wore me out just watching!
Jul 15, 2019 11:19:01 GMT
orioles70: it was a great final, the crowd was clearly rooting for Roger and he had a couple of match point chances - don't know how many more chances he will get
Jul 15, 2019 15:18:13 GMT
unomusette: Greetings from Bordeaux! Currently on Musecation until the end of the month, have the luxury of the laptop so hoping to check in more often. Flippin' boiling here, having to make it better with lots of French beer and ice cream, hey ho...
Jul 17, 2019 9:54:23 GMT
eloneen: unomusette I love Bordeaux! Such a beautiful city! Have a great time!
Jul 17, 2019 11:05:00 GMT
Horacewimp: It’s a hard life for you Uno enjoy your holiday.
Jul 17, 2019 13:04:10 GMT