Hostal El Alcazar Salta
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... up to the election no alcohol was to be served so that all voters had a fresh mind when it came to voting. This meant that we were in one of the biggest party areas of south America and were unable to buy a glass of wine let alone a bottle of vodka! We tried our best to make the most of things but even alot of restaurants and shops were closed. We went on a walking tour and found out alot of history of the city including the more macabre side of things like human sacrifices ...
Driving in Salta is also an interesting experience - with seemingly no road rules, we even googled who has right of way at intersections and got varying answers back, some saying the biggest vehicle had the right of way, others saying whoever gets there first, and some even just outrightly saying there are no road rules!
Cafayate (day 5-8)
After a night in Salta, we set off south for the next leg of our road trip to the wine region of the ...
... to the various churches scattered around downtown. The two best are the Basilica set right on the square (with somewhat unusual colours of pink and vanilla) and the quite spectacular Iglesia San Francisco.
Cerro San Bernardo
Given my fear of heights, I have no idea why I thought it was a good idea to catch the cable car or teleferico up to Cerro San Bernardo. I was NOT happy, especially going up. But ...
... back until 4:30/5AM) makes Salta pretty unforgettable. The next day we try our hand at money exchanging and I feel like we are in some gangster movie. Max then walks through the main plaza with thousands of pesos in his hand and I worry we will be mugged. All works out well though, and after a quick (by South American standards) lunch, it's off to the bus station and farewell to the last of the salt flats ...
... Antonio Álvarez de Arenales, a revolutionary war hero and governor of Salta. The plaza is noteworthy partly because it's the only plaza in Argentina completely surrounded by colonnades.
The original church on this site was destroyed in an earthquake in 1844, The cathedral was rebuilt and this one was consecrated in 1878 and has what looks to me like an Escher-style 3D look entry floor. I was taking a picture of the tile floor when a little girl came up to me ...