Travel Blogs from San Salvador de Jujuy
... m thinking Scream) since it was pretty much deserted and had a rather eerie feel to it. By now we were both exhausted from all the driving and ready to get back to Salta to drop it off - we didt envy the person who had the task of cleaning it, it was disgustingly dirty both inside and out. After dropping the car off (we drove 1,400km in 6 days over a mix of dreadful and ok roads we were practically just waiting for the bus to take us to Chile, only problem was it wasn't until 1am... ...
... was very much more European, which we were surprised about because we had read that there is still quite an indigenous feel about this North-west region of Argentina. Being summer meant there was a real buzz on the streets and everyone seemed to be out eating ice-creams. After all, what’s the point in them saving their money?
We liked Jujuy and especially enjoyed the feeling that we, too, were on ...
... made all the better by a rooftop terrace with an unobstructed view of the mountain.
Once fed and watered we worked our way to the edge of town to find the track that led up to the mountain itself. The morning's drive had plunged us deep into valleys, high into the hills, down again up again, and at this point we were above 2500 metres so the air was thin. We made slow progress along the gravel trail but everywhere you looked were startling colours, bright orange ...
... have your bag checked by customs, then onto a bus.
The bus is far, far better than the Bolivian buses and after 7hrs, and lots of checks by cops along the way, I arrive at night in Jujuy. I have been here before and there is nothing to do except eat, sleep (recover a little) and book a ticket for the 20hrs of bus to Buenos ...
... the rather dark church which was impressively decorated nevertheless, had a coffee while watching the endless stream of people going about their business and then it was time for supper. Our recommendation was excellent, not just local fare but, for the first time in ages, spicy food, YUM.
Back at the hostel we were amazed, this was the first hostel that actually enforced quiet time after midnight and actually turned off all the passage lights. We slept very well ...
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