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Argentina : Córdoba

4.0 km (2.5 miles) SSE of Los Surgentes, Córdoba, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 104 m (341 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 33°N 118°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: a view of the centre of Arias, a small town in the Province of Cordoba #3: Werner and Captain Peter having lunch on the road #4: the police control point at the Eastern end of Coral de Bustos #5: GPS #6: View to the North #7: View to the East #8: View to the South #9: a thistle flower with a bee on it #10: Captain Peter is writing the reports of the today's visits

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  33°S 62°W (visit #1)  

#1: View to the West

(visited by Captain Peter and Werner Furlan)

19-Oct-2003 -- Coming from 34S 63S near La Cesira we continued to to zigzag over varios provincial roads, passing the small town of Arias, where we purchased bread, ham and cheese for our lunch on the road in a small settlement called Cavanagh.

Finally we reached Corral de Bustos, where we turned left into a connection road in order to reach the provincial road nr. 6 (in direction Rosario), bringing us to Los Surgentes, the closest settlement to te confluence.

A dirt road was leading us up to about 200 metres to the point, being located in a grain field.

We could observe during the last days that the more Northern we come, the warmer the climate gets and the higher has grown the wheat, accordingly.

We attach the views to all cardinal directions, North, East, South and West.

Werner is a flower enthusiast, and almost everywhere he finds some to make beautiful pictures of.

After this visit we continued on road nr. 6 until the town of Cruz Alta, where we took a nice hotel.

A word about hotels and lodging in Argentina: After one week in various accomodations we can say that all rooms, even in the most simple and economical hotels, are clean and the personnel is everywhere extremely friendly. But we seem not to match with the usual pattern of a traveller in this country. The item most importance is paid to everywhere, seems to be the TV-set. Wherever you check in, you get handed over the remote control, which is kept scrupulously under key and custody on the reception desk. Argentine television, however, does not offer anything of interest to a European traveller. They seem to transmit nothing else than short music or sports clips and endless commercials around the clock. So we usually refuse the remote control at the check in, and this causes everywhere an astonishment to the extreme. How one can survive a night without watching TV?

Well, this is the way to survive a night without TV: Writing confluence reports in the dull illumination of an Argentine hotel room ...

But TV does have its advantages, too: Every TV set requires an electric socket - and this can be comfortably used to plug in the laptop computer. :-)


 All pictures
#1: View to the West
#2: a view of the centre of Arias, a small town in the Province of Cordoba
#3: Werner and Captain Peter having lunch on the road
#4: the police control point at the Eastern end of Coral de Bustos
#5: GPS
#6: View to the North
#7: View to the East
#8: View to the South
#9: a thistle flower with a bee on it
#10: Captain Peter is writing the reports of the today's visits
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