Wilson Apart Hotel
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... 7 hour trip at a police check where we all have our belongings searched. This is normal for transits from Bolivia I believe. Eventually we roll into Salta having passed some beautiful mountains and valleys along the way. As luck had it a hostel rep was at the bus station and we agreed to his offer and whisked in a taxi to a Hostel International hostel and a fine double room with bathroom. Just in the nick of time too because this is where my illness really kicked in and ...
... the enormity of the sky whilst walking on the pancake flat white crusty salt.
Salta is a fantastic destination and socially ,an introduction to the real Argentina,the one that steps outside of the European city of Buenos Aries. From here you can start to peel your way south down the Andes to Mendoza and Bariloche and then for the patient the ultimate prize :Patagonia,Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego in the deep south where glaciers,ice,snow,majestic mountain scapes and Antarctic wildlife ...
... as per Argentine culture, they don't head out until 2-3am). So we ended up having a countdown in an empty bar. Had a good night out.
We ended up staying a day longer in Salta and dropping a rough camp (camping on the side of the road). This day ended up being a washout, luckily enough we were all upgraded from tents to a dorm.
... market we got a rate of 1 dollar to 9 pesos. This makes everything a lot cheaper. As soon as we arrived arrived at the bus terminal there were people to exchange our dollars with. It was all surprising professional and we checked all our pesos thoroughly to make sure we had no fakes. From the back off the bus station where the money exchanging we were led down to our bus. Finally a decent bus! Full reclining seats and English ...
... pretty routine. We stopped at a little convenience store so people could get any water, soda, snacks or other small comfort items for the trip.
It turned out that one of the options for small comfort items included coca leaves. Yes I do mean the leaves of the plant from which cocaine is extracted. I knew the Inca chewed coca leaves but I had no idea it was still a common (and apparently legal) practice here. The attached picture is of the signs in front ...