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We spent 5 nights in Salta province in north east Argentina, or "Salta la Linda" (the beautiful) as the locals call it, much to my dear wife's amusement! Salta, the province's capital is a beautiful city with colonial buildings and tree lined avenues. We checked into a lovely hotel in an old renovated colonial mansion. We were located 3 blocks from …
... skeep. today woke up..it is bit chilly..windy.. taking a cup of nice coffee at local restaurant..going for a walk in the hills.eating humitas we bought last nite..maize corn..lloooovvee it. Wind is surrounding us..but we are not giving up.. bought some little things such as coca leaves which we are chewing.. and..on the way to Salta. stopping at the gas station being approached by a girl..can we give her and her boyfriend a lift to ...
A lazy morning meant we started out our day with a 30 peso fine for not leaving our room on time in the morning. We could do nothing about this as we were so guilty and if you do the crime you just have to do the time. At the start of the day we had decided to catch a bus to Cordoba; a student city in Argentina but after much thought we decided to go straight to Buenos Aires. I mean we are going to have to next 4 years of our lives living in student cities ...
... which was pretty well done and included a mock-up of what the dwellings would have looked like as well as Indian art, explanations of the local geology, mining interests, history, culture and religion.
From there it was back to Cafayate where I had a late lunch and caught the bus to Salta, about a 4 hour ride. Pretty short compared to my other bus rides here. Once here I was able to walk from the bus station ...
... to cross I slipped on some black ice infront of a line of unsympathetic taxi drivers and went **** over tit to their delight! Still no hard feelings, I love this country more than the others I have visited. I think perhaps it is because it has been such a surprise. I hadn't considered what Bolivia would be like so all was new and unexpected. Every environment, friendly people, a very poor population but also incredible industrious and social. I will be back......more mountains to ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking