Northwest Argentina and the high desert region in the shadow of the Andes (no you can’t see them). Strays dogs roamed everywhere. Even a few stray horses. Tafi del Valle had quiet streets since it was off season, and too early for the Tucuman refugees fleeing the summer heat. Then north through Los Valles Calchaquíes to Cafayate, before moving on to the big city of Salta. The musical accompaniment is La Cordillera de los Andes by Los Enanitos Verdes
Originally published elsewhere on 6 December 2008.