Rides bikes, paddles sea kayaks, takes pictures. Life on the road & my home in Cornwall.
There will always be more to do in the Andes but having comprehensively ridden my bike all over from the north to the far south it seemed like a good idea, when thinking about this journey, to head east away from the Andes and have a look at the sierras of Córdoba province; for a number of years it has been a spot on the map that left me wondering how it would be to ride a bike there. Now I know; it’s pretty nice.
It has been a good, albeit hot stretch, exploring quiet provincial towns with a uniquely ‘Argentine’ flavour, full of friendly folk, and that would appear to see very few, if any, foreign visitors. As I write I’m sitting in downtown Córdoba capital in a somewhat reflective mood. Although there is still a bit left to do it is inconsequential, and as such my arrival here feels very much like the full stop to this journey, something I’m having a hard time coming to terms with, especially in the context of returning to a dark, wet, ‘brexity’ winter in the UK. I’ll save all that for another post however while I think about what to do next, catch up with a bit of work, and enjoy some street photography. In the meantime however, when I last wrote I was having a day off in Frías, Santiago del Estero province…