On the 18th I wrote that we were 'falling off' the alti plano. Two days later and we are still falling off it. Although we will only lose some 2500mts overall, the trick is that the gradient is just steep enough to let you cruise along at between 20k and 30kph, but shallow enough to prolong the ride. Es perfecto!
As we are ahead os schedule to reach Salta, where we will spend a few days over Christmas, we are just taking our time and enjoying the scenery, which since entering Argentina has also risen quite a few notches. Es benito!