Salta Buenos Aires Apart
Travel Blogs from Salta
... I love people watching! Then we walked through the town and reached the teleferico, a cable car to the top of a hill, which overlooks the entire town with views beyond on the surrounding valleys. In our pod, we met two nice guys, who asked us all about our travels and congratulated us on our honeymoon - it was great practice to tell them everything in Spanish. The views from the top were great and the town looked so much bigger than we thought ...
... an hour from the border to search all our luggage, looking for illegally smuggled goods i think. Either way, they barely looked at us.
Salta is lovely - at a lower altitude, pleasantly sunny (at least now, in Autumn), walkable and a weird mix of Europe and S America. Plaza`s with fountains (v. S America), and relaxed streets with designer sunglass shops (more Europe). One street could have been Oxford Street, if OS had been pedestrianised and sunny. We ...
... all the traffic coming towards us. In NZ this wouldn't really be anything to talk about, but here, the roads are only just wide enough to fit two buses, so it constantly feels like they are only just missing by 20cm or so. I must be getting used to these rides though, because although it is broken sleep, I still manage about 6 hours each time, which is proving to be enough for now.
So by the time we made it here to Salta, it was 7:30am, and we had to ...
... they filmed Life Of Birds here. This basically made him our hero.
On the last day we went to a valley of cactus - one of the best things I have ever seen. They seemed to be spread out perfectly for as far as you could see. Loved it.
We had a treat and stayed in a B&B after the trip. What a luxury! Double room, Ensuite, huge hot shower! The owner even arranged a champagne breakfast it was ...
... They were important children from chief families in villages in the Inca tribe, who formed part of an elaborate ceremony before being given a sedative to put them to sleep so they could be buried. One girl was 6 years old, one 15 and a boy of 8 were all found around 10 years ago and are now on display in this museum of high altitude archeology. There were also a lot of other artifacts and fascinating information about the Inca culture.
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