05.07.2008 - 06.07.2008 18 °C
After a long day of driving yesterday (700km), we are now in Córdoba.
Apparently, Córdoba has been Argentina's third most important city since the end of the 16th century, and the second industrial centre in the country. It is at the foot hills of the Sierra Chicas Mountains.
We camped at a municipal campsite last night. It was a large, well equiped (apart from the cold showers) camping facility in the centre of Córdoba. It is much warmer now and the layers of thermals and Alpaca jumpers have been shed. We are now walking around in t-shirts. This makes camping so much more enjoyable. It is only going to get warmer as we continue to head Northwards.
Today is a Sunday and Córdoba is very quiet with nearly every shop shut! We have managed to see where a friend from Dallas was baptised (she is Argentinian) and are hoping to eat lunch at a resturant she recomended. A little later we head to the Estancia for wine tasting, horse riding and Asado (BBQ).
I am very proud to say I got up early this morning and went for a run with two other Dragoman passengers. It felt great to be out on the road again and to start the long journey of burning off some of the steak and Dulche de Leche I have eaten over the past few weeks. We plan on making the run a daily thing, where possible.