Camino del Inca
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... to book the accommodation. It all looked very nice only we couldn't find it when we arrived. After a frustrating 1/2 hour I looked again at the booking and realised he had booked a hostel 57 miles away! A few expletives were thrown around although to his credit he quickly located another hostel for the night. Unfortunately it looked like something out of a war zone! Oh well it was only for one night and we left at 7.30 am the next morning.
Next stop Cafayete Salta ...
On the Sunday 26th I wanted to leave to get to Humahuaca. This place is 4 - 5 hours away from Salta going North. I wanted to get the bus in the afternoon but it was totally full. Instead I ended up getting a bus at midnight. The man at the ticket office told me the sun rose at 5.30 and I would arrive about 5am so I thought that would be fine. However I arrived at 4.30am and I went to the hostel where I had made a reservation for the Monday night. I rang ...
... he broke out into Beatles renditions instead whilst our hippy B&B owner found some other hippies to hang out with and appeared back later that night stoned to show us the way back to our home for the night.
The next morning me and Anna decided to get up early to see the sun rise from the top of the monument in the centre of the village. Unfortunately we had no idea what time sun rise would be in this part of Argentina so ...
... series of mountain ranges. To see these we drove through three valleys, Valle Calchiquies on Ruta 40, Valle de Lerma on Highway 68 and Quebrada de Humahuaca on Highway 9. The later has even been given World Heritage Site status.
On Ruta 40 we wild camped again and this time got bugged by millions of tiny flies. Luckily they didn’t seem to bite. The owner of the land wandered over and seemed quite happy for us to ...
... it took us two hours to walk up the mountain and only 20 minutes to get down. Hungry after our adventures we found Tina's place on the road out of town which served up a mean quinoa tortilla - no bottom lip moment here.
We could have stayed in Iruya's for days admiring the pretty, well organised town full of smiling faces and hiking the surrounding mountains, however Bolivia was beckoning and it was sadly time to leave.
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Medalla Milagrosa s/n, Humahuaca | Hostelfrom $16