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Route 40 Argentina
Friday, 10 February 2006
Route 40 north to San Juan, Argentina
Topic: Route 40 to San Juan

San Juan is a beautiful and modern city. Rebuilt practically from scratch after a terrible earthquake in 1944 the city of San Juan features low buildings and broad streets of interesting aesthetic values. At 650 meters over the sea level San Juan is a natural paradise of green pastures, fruity- trees and amazing desert like areas such as the fabulous Moon Valley.

It is also home to the famous popular saint Difunta Correa, a heavenly saint mother who died of thirst and starvation in the desert of San Juan but who managed to keep her newly born baby alive until rescue help arrived.

San Juan is also famous for its wines, filled with body and personality, rich and powerful vid beverages…

Two damns of quality beauty such as the Ullum and the Wind hill are ideal for water sports and relaxing around nature. The Zonda wind break is yet another amazing landmark of San Juan.

Tulum, Ullum and Zonda are the richest and most beautiful valleys in the area, at the same time that all major economical activity of the province takes place there too.

Two of the most important rivers in the province take us from north to south. The San Juan river origin is at the conflux of the Ducks and Brunette rivers, both originated at the Andes mountain corridor. The Jachal river is part of the Desaguadero river basin; known as the white river in Catamarca and La Rioja, the river switches its name once in San Juan in honor to a provincial department.

All in all, a must when in San Juan is the already mentioned Moon Valley. A wonderful archeological site open to the public that lured around the famous rock n’roll band Pink Floyd who wanted to play on site, but weren’t allowed due to the fact that the sound would damage the surroundings… Valley of Ischigualasto (so baptized by the indigenous ), well-known as Valley of the Moon. According to the geologists, about 200 million years ago this site was a vergel of gigantic ferns and dinosaurs.


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Posted by route40argentina at 9:13 AM EST

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