Does anyone know the availability and frequency of buses (if any) from Santa Cruz, Bolivia to Cordoba? Next November I am planning to start in Santa Cruz and make my way overland to Rio (via Cordoba, BA & Sampa, maybe smaller places in between) in November next year when it should be nice and hot.
buses in SA are brilliant and pretty regular so I wouldn't worry.
you might however need a change.
The border crossing 2 hours past Tupiza is brilliant across the bridge. Easy to get a bus from there to Salta and a few daily buses from there to Cordoba/Bs As.
Cordoba is a brilliant city btw. Young and vibrant with 7 uni's. Good vibe. Check out the area's surrounding it. You can visit Che's museum 2 hours away. He grew up there as a youngster. Then there is lots of paragliding there. Some of the very best in SA prob. La Cumbre (I think???) Memory going now!
That's cool, might have to give Che's museum a look when I go.
I took a few buses in Peru and Bolivia when I was there last but the buses were far from "brilliant". As I recall, the bus broke down because of the cold and then the bus driver tried igniting a fire under it to try and get it warm again. Don't think I'll bother with paragliding, I did it in Mendoza. It was okay but there wasn't much of a rush like a bungy jump or something, although it was blatantly worth the $50 AR I paid to do it though!
If you want a rush paragliding it's defo available. The guy I flew with there is a previous world champion and that is where he won it so it's basically his home turf. I still have his business card if you required details.
He'll do stunts etc with you if that's what you want. You'll soon know what a rush is when you are in a spiral pulling a few G and your face is almost falling off lol.
On a side note if you want a good rush try "sea biscuiting" in Mendoza. Hardly anyone does it, instructors included.
But yes, the buses in Argentina are way better than those in Bolivia and Peru. Cost isn't much different either. I'd take a look around the station whilst there to see which company's have the better looking one's. Can't remember all the names off hand.