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Stories and Tips San Juan

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Palmar del Lago, San Juan

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 29 Dec, 2009

The Ullum area is the newest attraction San Juan has. The dam and artificial lake on the San Juan river has a few campings that are really nice, where oasis have been developed in the wilderness. Palmar del Lago is the nicest of…Read More


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La Rioja: Chilecito, Los Mogotes, Miranda's slope

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 25 May, 2007

Chilecito (La Rioja) is a land of vineyards, wineries, where the contrast between the desert and the irrigated area is really impressive. It has the largest cable car in the world (21.5 miles long), some nearby colonial villages, the colorful Cuesta de Miranda. The town…Read More


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San Juan: Calingasta, Barreal and El Leoncito

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 25 May, 2007

CALINGASTA, SAN JUAN Calingasta is an irrigated valley very near the Andes, dedicated mostly to mining, and apple, walnut, and garlic plantations. There is good trout fishing in the area. It is near Uspallata, Mendoza, 95 miles away. It is an irrigated area, and you…Read More


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Ischigualasto, San Juan

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 25 May, 2007

This is the land where the first dinosaurs lived. There is a small museum with a couple of small dinosaurs at the entrance of the Park. Together with Sierra de Las Quijadas (San Luis), El Chiflón and Talampaya (La Rioja) it constitutes the area where…Read More


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Talampaya Canyon, La Rioja: a masterpiece of wind and water erosion (

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 25 May, 2007

I visited this National Park for the first time a year and a half ago, and was impressed by the forms that water and wind erosion have given this National Park: the sphinx, the chimney, the totem, the Gothics, the deep gulley, the botanical garden...…Read More


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The Road from Calingasta to Mendoza

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 18 Nov, 2006

I have traveled about 70 per cent of the road, but not between El Leoncito and Uspallata. In any case, the scenery is beautiful on both sides, so you can only expect more beautiful sceneries... Calingasta is North of Uspallata, and therefore going towards Uspallata…Read More


Places to Visit in San Juan City

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 18 Nov, 2006

San Juan is an important wine producing area and there are many vineyards and wineries in the area. Vineyards and wine production are concentrated at Caucete and Albardon, and you can visit these towns by bus, or on local tours. The city of San Juan…Read More


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El Leoncito National Park

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 18 Nov, 2006

This is the most interesting part of the trip. Unfortunately I went on December 24 and the observatory was closed, but in any case I enjoyed thoroughly the trip. At Barreal there is a National Park office where you can check the visit hours of…Read More


The road from Calingasta to Barreal

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 23 Nov, 2006

The road from Calingasta to Barreal gives you a clear picture of the importance of irrigation. Where there is water, there is life. Where there is no irrigation, everything seams dead. Along this road we see completely different elements: low hills modeled by erosion, the…Read More


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