Monday, 16 April 2007
After the night bus arrived in Tucuman with my mates Chris from Buenos Aires and Nico from Bordeaux (France). There we added Aileen from Paris to our group, and headed out for an Argentinian lunch of Empanadas (minced beef, vegtables and spice in a pastry wrap, very similar to Cornish pasties) and Tamales (minced beef within pollenta, steamed within maize leaves).
Tucuman was really just a stepping stone, with very little to see (the town was destroyed by an earthquake in the last century), but it was here that Argentine independance from Spain was declared.
Argentinians love to stay up late and that night we were chatting away until the small hours. Most of us were heading off to the north west next so we opted to travel together.