Hostal El Alcazar Salta
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... a lake. We drove across the salt stopping to take some of the famous salt flat photos (which I promise you are much harder than they look) before going to a salt hotel to stay overnight. Yes I slept in a hotel made form cricks of salt and before you think of a salt castle...remember that this was Bolivia and in the middle of nowhere. Although it was not what most of us were expecting we made the most of it, with views of an amazing volcano, llamas and flamingos in the watery swamps of ...
... vortex of red wonderment.
A silver river comes into view,too slow to be a torrent but in the bitter morning sun it glitters like a slippery silver chain,it peers in and slowly trickles into the red mouth of the canyon and for millions of years it has chewed its way deep into the rock to form towering walls of eroded sediment,our little bus is swallowed up and we are enveloped in a fortress of martian rock.There is nothing other than the ...
... but I´m sure not enough:)). Poor little buggers. The girl´s face in my opinion is carved in terror but the little boy looked peaceful enough so I can only hope that he didnt wake up.
We are all booked for our bus (sadly, no first class:(((at 12.30am Sun morning (yes you did read the time right) to La Quiaca on the border with Bolivia. Argentinian buses won´t take you any further. You then walk 1km to the ...
... Salta is a beautiful city, its name comes from the Aymara word 'sagta' meaning 'the very beautiful one', it has some of the best preserved colonial architecture in Argentina. We could have easily spent every day sitting in the square drinking Sangria and people watching but then we'd heard about Quebrada de Humahuaca where you get to see some multicoloured mountains and thought this was worth a visit. Quebrada de Humahuaca is a landscape of barren hillsides that ...
... site on Llullaillaco and the bodies of the sacrificed children there. The bodies of the children are kept stored at -20C (-4F) and the museum rotates which one is on display.
The children were prepared for their sacrifice by being made the center of a large celebration called the capacocha. After the celebration the child was returned home but had to go in a straight line, a very difficult journey.
After they got home there was another celebration and ...