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... get off the bus and take our place in a very long line. We joined the first line to get our exit stamp out of Chile, we then had to join a second line to get our entry stamp into Argentina; and finally a third line to scan all our bags, which we later realised had been taken out of the bus and dumped on the side of the road.
After about an hour and a half of standing in line we eventually made it inside the door of the immigration building. It ...
... was Inca territory and Mount Llullaillaco (6,700 meters, 22,000 feet) in the province of Salta on the border with Chile, was the site of an important Inca religious ceremony during which the lives of high-born children were sacrificed to please the gods.
The Inca didn't see the children as dying but saw them as being reunited with their forefathers who kept watch over Inca communities from the highest peaks. The museum is the repository for artifacts found ...
... life. After lunch, we drove the rest of the 300 kilometers to Las Salinas Grandes. This amazing natural wonder consists of a huge salt lake bordering the provinces of Salta and Jujuy and extends over 212 kilometers. Now for a bit of a history lesson. The origin of the Salinas Grandes dates back 5 to 10 million years ago. For an extended period of time, the salt basin water was covered with lots of salts from volcanic activity. The gradual ...
... hill which offers a beautiful view of the city it was really nice.
We realise that cities or big cities in South America are quite similar, only a few buildings, parks or atractions make the difference. So we like coming to cities to meet some other backpackers, give each other travel tips, of course visit the city too but also to party at night.
We met and Australien guy called Christian, he's travelling for 2 years ! and once ...
"7 hours, don't worry, you will arrive at the border at 11:00, take a bus and arrive around 16:00 to Salta" we were told by the people of Ayuni, Bolivia. Reality was a little different. Arriving at the city of Villazon on the Bolivian border at 14:00 kinda put Michele into a little stress. These two great Italians have been traveling for 2 weeks, so they are not used to South America and ...
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