Camino del Inca
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... and worse places and that Chile is not what I was describing. She was getting so agitated and upset that I am tarnishing the reputation of her perfect country. No where in the world is entirely safe, not even Singapore or Switzerland for this instance. People need to be reminded that they have to be cautious with their valuables and a recent incident like this should be shared among fellow travellers so they don't keep their guard down. Nothing has happened to us so far but ...
... days so we decided to get past the first couple of days in relative comfort in Argentina, before heading into the more primitive Bolivia.
Humahuaca itself is a small town with around 10000 inhabitants. Not a lot going for it, although the surrounding mountains are pretty great. It also lies in a gorge - Quebrada de Humahuaca - which is actually a UNESCO World Heritage site. ...
... after leaving the city we headed into lushious green vegetation which then turned into mountains, and then quickly into a red, dusty, rocky barren landscape covered in cacti. Apart from several unscheduled stops for Pancho to top up on fuel (for the car and for his belly as our biscuits weren´t substantial enough for him!) and tabacco leaves to get him through the journey, the drive was going great - up until 26km outside of our destination ...
... and arrived back in time for dinner. We went to the main square and had a pizza, as the place had a nice wood oven and we saw one of the chefs making fresh dough. The pizza was nice and thin, however there was about a kilo of cheese on it - they love their cheese and salt in this country!!!! Everything is covered in both and I'm pretty sure their hearts and arteries aren't too thankful for it... We had a bit of wine to help us sleep later and headed to the station for our night ...
... closed. Hungry, we knocked on doors and in broken Spanish conveyed - we are looking for food. We were pointed in the direction of the only open restaurant and as we strolled through the door we had a Hot Fuzz moment realising this is where the whole town and it's foreign visitors were held up. We had a great night eating llama steaks (tastes like a cross between chicken and pork), drinking wine and watching an Andean folk performance. The beer, ...
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Medalla Milagrosa s/n, Humahuaca | Hostelfrom $16