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Identifier: journalofvoyaget00bran (find matches)
Title: Journal of a voyage to Peru : a passage across the Cordillera of the Andes in the winter of 1827, performed on foot in the snow, and a journey across the Pampas
Year: 1828 (1820s)
Authors: Brand, Charles, Lieutenant
Subjects: Andes -- Description and travel South America -- Description and travel Argentina -- Description and travel Pampas (Argentina) -- Description and travel Cordillera Occidental (Peru) -- Description and travel
Publisher: London : H. Colburn
Contributing Library: Brown University Library
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st in a cigar, which, whensupplied, tliey care for httle else; but the wo-men will do nothing but loiter aw^ay their time,smoking; and are so disgustingly dirty, that itis dangerous to go near them. From the pro-vince of Santa Fe, also, cattle becomes veryscarce, owing to the poorness of the land; butnumerous flocks of sheep and goats supply theirplace. This post being so long, thirty-six mileswithout a change of horses, and the road very bad,we did not arrive till four P. M.; it was thentoo late to proceed. The whole of the day itblew a gale from the south-west, which renderedtravelling extremely unpleasant. The thermome-ter varied in the course of the day, in the shade,from 30 to 70. From this post there is a fineview of the mountains of San Luis. In theevening, the carriage arrived ; and, as we foundwe could not travel faster, on account of our car-goes, we made up our minds to take to it again.Sunday, hth. We started at eight oclockin the carriage, with a relay of fourteen horses;
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PROCEED IN THE CARRIAOE AGAIN. 65 making in all, twenty-three horses, eight peons,and five travellers : the roads were uncommonlybad, and, owing to om* wheels not having spanenough to go into the deep ruts, we were obligedto travel off the main road, amongst brushwoodand trees, which was very fatiguing for thehorses, as, in many places, we were compelledto stop and cut a road before us for some dis-tance, and were frequently in great danger ofbeing upset. When we wanted to change horses, we stoptand surrounded them, and they were lassoed bythe peons with their usual dexterity. Skirtingby the Sierra de San Luis, at about a leaguefrom the town, we entered a very pretty valley,formed by two high mountains, partially coveredwith thick brushwood, thus making a completenatural pass through the Sierra. On clearingthis valley, we crossed an Arroyo, and entered thetown of San Luis (the capital of the province)by a long street, having a mud wall on each side.The houses are all built of mud bric

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