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Travel Blogs from Salta
Arrived in the lovely little town of salta today, which is a lovely little colonial town in Northern Argentina it has some lovely old buildings and few fantastic looking church's !!! We explored the town before having a lovely lunch and our first taste of empanadas and wine for lunch which is just amazing as wine costs the same as two coffee S ...
... the valley I was in widened considerably. The road leveled out and pretty soon I was in a flat plain, with mountains marking the horizon. The route to Salta takes one through valley after valley, all of them North-South, dropping in altitude along the way. One of them, the Quebrada de Humahuaca is a World Heritage site it is so gorgeous, with exposed rock strata of different colors winding down the valley ...
We continued our Argentinean adventures in the dusty northern town of Salta. From here we will bus north to Bolivia. While we didn't spend long in town, we stayed long enough to start seeing glimpses of the Andean culture - women with bright skirts, long plaits and black bowler hats, lots of llamas, and people selling alpaca wool clothes. I even had my first taste of llama, ...
... any way you look at it, but the bus dropped us at the river bank, which divides Argentina and Bolivia. There were people coming and going from the river with huge bags of things. I knew I needed to pass through Argentine immigration and customs but I couldn't see any obvious buildings so I headed towards the river following the crowd. A police officer stopped me and directed me back to the immigration offices. Passing through was a bit of a joke because they didn't check ...
... De Arqueologia De Alta Montana, of the Museum of Archeology and Altitude) is also situated on the plaza, which houses a fascinating display of three recovered mummies from LLullailaco Volcano.
I wondered around the city to take it in, visiting Mercado Central, a big food/mobile and fake designer clothes market and had lunch. In the afternoon I went in search of a Saturday market but it turned out to be a touristy artesan market by the teleferico (cable car).
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