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A brief stop here in this small village to visit an unusual 17th century church showing a restored collection of Cuzco school paintings called Angeles Arcabucceros (arquebus-wielding angels), featuring Gabriel, Uriel et al putting their trust in God but keeping their powder dry.
To preserve ...
... at the top are waterfalls (they donīt exactly compare to Iguazu but still unexpected!), a cafe, and to top it off a fully functioning gym with men in tight t-shirts pumping iron and lycra clad ladies sweating it out to disco tunes in the middle of an outdoor spinning class, watched by an audience of locals and their children shaking their booties along to the music! Like I said... not your average gondola!
Over a bottle of ...
... days. There were so many ruins, huge - absolutely huge- cacti and a stunning view from the top! Now, a new pyramid at the top commemorates the two guys, who discovered the site and did the most work, but it is also above the spot, where the main ceremonies would have been held back during the Inca period. As we were driving, there were a lot of cacti in the mountains and the guide explained that when the Spaniards came to chase out the indigenous people, these dressed some ...
... part and parcel of our Argentinian odyssey.
Our overriding memory of Salta is of clothes shops, endless shoe stores and hot dog stands. Unmesmorised by Salta's spell we were keen to head out of the city into into the rural northern pueblos (towns) to get a glimpse of the mountains and rural Andean life.
One great thing did happen in Salta though - we picked up season 1 box set of Modern Family. One guess what we got up to that night ...
... veg … not great. Colm had beef Milanese, which was as tough as old boots and could not be cut with a knife, let alone his teeth! Donna got a plate of something or other made from quinoa, which wasn’t quite what she was expecting either but it tasted ok. All very cheap but not somewhere I would be recommending for food anytime in the near future … but the staff were very nice.
The next morning we went for a walk for ...
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