The mountain hiding in the background is... Aconcagua! Highest mountain in the Americas. Unfortunately that is about as close as we got, since during winter the park is officially closed (meaning that if you go in, you're on your own).
During summer, november-march, they've got people working there, like doctors that do exams and make sure you don't die due to the altitude up there. There are three base-camps, each with a doctor that needs to approve of you continuing.
But as I said, we couldn't get really any closer since its winter. Regardless, the andes are really a stunning mountain range, with peaks jutting up straight from the ground, piercing the skies with layered rocks forming impenetrable walls and valleys digging through the bright, red cliff faces.
Going for a proper hike here would be amazing, if I had the time... But I just realized that I lack the time to do everything I want here, again. I'm actually getting almost used to it, but I feel I have to get back to BA, I actually didn't even see any tango. But after that, straight for the Iguazu Falls, then Brazil. I've spoken to a few people and Rio apparently has tonnes more to offer than I will have time for. Although, I'm starting to get my itinerary clear for the rest of south America:
Tomorrow: Santiago de Chile
After that: back to BA
Monday... Maybe: Iguazu Falls
Couple of days later: onwards. Either Florianapolis for the beaches, or Paraty (they actually have a town called Paraty) or Ilha Grande, or straight for Rio... God dammit, why don't I have more time! And money! And more Spanish skills! And more empanadas! Not that it really relates but I'm kinda hungry right now.
Hahahahaha, the second I wrote that, one of the bus staff came by with sandwiches for everyone xD