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... spot to view this. On our way out of the village, to the highest point on our walk, we awoke a sleeping pig on the path, saw some llamas in someone's field and a hawk hovering over us - all framed by a stunningly coloured mountainous backdrop. We decided to head back to the village to find a spot where the tourists, who arrive by the coach load, usually stand to admire the hills.
As we walked through the streets of this Pueblo ...
... a 3 hour drive north, squashed into the back seat with all our belongings on our laps as his boot was filled with a gas tank. When Pancho mentioned fairly early into the journey that he had never left Salta and was looking forward to seeing a bit more of his country we should have know things were going to get interesting, especially when we had to start directing him as he wasn´t sure which road to take!
The drive was really ...
... original artworks from the 16thC remained. As we walked into the church, the guide also showed us a key, which was the first and original silver key from the period the church was built, so some 400 years old. It was in perfect condition and very impressive! The last stop of the day was the capital of the region, called San Salvador de Jujuy - as the guide said, there wasn't too much to see, apart from the very first flag of Argentina. After a quick coffee we headed back ...
There is great walk just behind the town where you can stroll in a valley surrounded by the multi-coloured mountains on all sides.
After all the exertion and fresh mountain air there was only one thing for it - beer. We whiled away two lazy hours drinking huge bottles of beer in a Casa de Te (though there was no tea in sight here) while the sun went down. We emerged into the darkness to find the town completely deserted ...
... the scenic road, which was a lot longer than we had thought it would be, and we only just made it back in time to return the car. This wasn’t helped by having to stop the car twice for Don to throw up. We thought it might’ve been food poisoning at first but we’d all eaten exactly the same stuff, so we decided it couldn’t be that. We found out later it was more likely to be caused by the high altitudes we’d ...
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