Hotel Del Antiguo Convento

Caseros 113, Salta, Province of Salta, Northern Argentina, 4400, Argentina | Hotel

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A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 20, 2013

1 comment, 24 photos

A half a block from my hotel is the oldest building in Salta, the Convento de San Bernardo, built in the late 16th century. A hospital was attached to it and eventually it fell into disrepair. It was rebuilt in 1844 to house the Orden de Carmelo. I wasn't allowed inside since I couldn't convince anybody I'm a Carmelite Nun.

I was …

Back to the Mountains

A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 22, 2013

1 comment, 21 photos

There's a well-known train that goes from Salta to the little altiplano town of San Antonio de los Cobres called the Tren a las Nubes, the train to the clouds. (I should note that, although I'm using the word "altiplano" because it's more familiar, the word used in Argentina is "puna". Both refer to the high altitude plains.) The train follows the …

Indian Territory

A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 21, 2013

2 comments, 47 photos

I signed up for a tour for today up into the mountains and the "altiplano" (the high plain) north of Salta. The ultimate destination is the little town of Humahuaca, a town populated mostly by a Quechua speaking Indian population, but there are a number of stops on the way there.

There were about 25 people in a big tourist bus so it was a …


A travel blog entry by graybeard on Oct 19, 2013

2 comments, 26 photos

Today is my last day in Cafayate. This afternoon I take the bus to Salta. Before I leave I wanted to take a tour to Quilmes, the ruins of the largest pre-Columbian Indian settlement in Argentina. The tour agency required a minimum number of people and when I first inquired I was the only one wanting that tour. At the last minute the necessary …

Cafayate Day Trip

A travel blog entry by samlocke3


... Salta region, is that there is a greater variance of temperature. It can be 25-30 degrees in the day, and drops to about freezing or just below at night, so there is a variance of around 30 degrees. This makes the skins of the grapes very tough and therefore thicker, and is where most of the sugar in the grape is. More sugar equals more alcohol and so wine from the Salta region is higher in alcohol concentration than anywhere else, going up to 16% (after that it is no ...

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