The 11 hour bus journey wasn´t great due to the fact that the bus had a speed alarm that buzzed loudly if the driver went over 90kmph, which he did repeatedly all throughout the night!
Cordoba is a big city full of students with lots of restaurants and bars, and we had a windowless room in the centre of it all! The city is nice enough but we went there mainly for the side trips you can do.
We went to the ´Ernesto "Che" Guevara museum´ in Alta Gracia. It´s a lovely looking town and it was where affluent Argentinians went for their summer holidays. People also moved there to privately recover from TB - as it was thought to be an embarrassment to have the illness in those times (1930s) and the air was cleaner there than in the cities. Che´s family moved there because he suffered from severe asthma.
The museum was actually a house that Che and his family used to live in, and it shows the history of his life with lots of photos and letters written by or to Che (Including one from Che to Fidel Castro in which he resigned his post in the Cuban Government). Castro himself had even been there for its opening in 2006.
We bought a book there called ´Becoming Che´which was about the journey he did through South America before the Cuban Revolution and it was very interesting - made our trip sound rather dull and unadventurous!
The next day we visited an old Jesuit Mission in Jesús María. The building and grounds were stunning. They had a collection of old coins from all around the world going back to Roman times which was quite interesting.
Next stop Puerto Iguazú......