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Ok! So we are now back on buenos aires sitting at Starbucks in Puerto Madero waiting for a ferry to Uruguay in a few hours so here is the quick Salta update.
After the **** 27 hour bus we ended up at a lovely family run hostel in salta, about 10 blocks from el centro. We had both agreed on a really good steak for dinner an were recommended …
... 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 ...
... of streets - and we made it there pretty fast. So, we followed the road deeper into the valley. And now the full beauty of this region showed itself! Although the surrounding mountains were dry, along the river everything was green and the fields were full of vegetables. We also passed cactus fields and were very impressed by some big plants - more than seven meters high! We also came by a bodega (winery) where ...
... the 15 or so blocks and on arrival were let straight into our room for a shower & kip – joy!
We had 5 nights in Salta and during that time we took a day tour to Cachi, driving through the beautiful Valles Calchaquies and Cactus plateaus, where we had the best lunch in Argentina; we went horse-riding on Enrique's ranch and met Nick and Rochelle (Gibraltar and London), and Lauren and ...
... Taffi de Valle where it is reputed the citizens of Tucuman come for a break from the oppressive heat of that city. For 2 days it hosed down, and this was a blessed relief from the dry choking dust we had had from entering the Atacama. We even managed in the dry periods of about 2 hours to wash and dry many kilos of our smalls. We were down to our last pair. Unfortunately it was here, and eating at a street vendors stall ...
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