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Bochas in the Valley of the Moon, Argentina 26th January 2007

4 Responses to “Bochas in the Valley of the Moon, Argentina”

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    Romke:

    I know, they\'re dinosaur marbles. The colors have worn off a bit, but you can still make out the foot prints.

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    Jeff Ambrose:

    How strange, I always wonder how things like this came to be.

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    Regis:

    Such an interesting place ! It is really unusual.

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    tetsu:

    Interesting scenery! :-)

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Bochas in the Valley of the Moon, Argentina

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Also known as Ischigualasto, which means “Place where the Moon alights”in Quechua language, the “Valley de la Luna” park is an interesting park in San Juan Province, Argentina.

The guided tours (unguided not possible, it is an Unesco world heritage site) take you to this “La Cancha de Bochas”, which are strange polished spheres, that are resting on a flat bed of sand, the same material as where they were made from. It is still not sure how these balls -between 10-50cm tall- came to be, and why all at this spot…

Also many dinosaurs remains have been found in this park, the oldest and richest in the world. Truly an area to be reserved and cherished..

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