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Dec 10, 2017 - Salta Day 2

Up a bit early and was able to get all the pictures upload form the past several days now I am up to date. Out for some breakfast in the main square the a walk to the old train station, back to main squares where the local vendors were setting up there stands, a cold drink and set watching people in the main square, got a much needed shoe shine for $3.00 my shoe were very dusty from being in San Pedro de Atacama. Back to room and checked in for my flight from Salta to Mendoza tomorrow, kicked back a bit waiting for it cool down. Out for...

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Dec 9, 2017 - Salta

After a good night rest I am out exploring the city of Salta there is a large park near my apartment I walk though heading to the main plaza Plaza 9 de Julio, first stop Basilica Menor San Francisco, then on to the main plaza a bit of lunch then off to the Teleferico San Bernardo a Arial tram going to the top of the mountain then head down the mountain by the rock stairway, wow sure glad I took the tram up LOL. Back down the mountain I head back to town passing by some very large homes. Back to the main plaza I check out the church's I had...

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Dec 8, 2017 - on to Salta

A good night rest out for some breakfast then back to room and pack my bags, check out of hotel got a taxi to the main bus station. Was on a Pullman bus a big double decker I had the front row seat on top right above the driver so had a good view of the country side as we traveled across the Andes to Salta. This trip was a 11 1/2 hour trip with only a couple stops, the first one was at the border taking about a hour and a half, the other was at Jujuy bus station, getting into Salta as it was getting dark. Wow what a trip across the Andes...

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Jul 13, 2014 - a sad day in Argentina

As some of you may know, today is a very sad day in Argentina.. After a long, heart-wrenching battle, Argentina lost the World Cup final match to Germany 0-1. That being said, the Argentinians continue to hold their heads high and the party is still going on in the streets of Salta. Salta is a bit of a disappointment. It turns out that most of the tours and activities that Salta advertises actually end up backtracking to the sights around Purmamarca, or they head south to Cafayate, which seems to have similar attractions. Either way, Salta...

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Jan 6, 2014 - The Calchaquies Valley

This morning we left Salta City and headed towards Calchaquies Valley – now just with Booby and Colo (no Gabriella). The route took us through a mountain pass, that was a little bit scary for me, but I guess these guys do it all the time. At one point we were actually up in the clouds, beautiful views – but we couldn't see the highest peaks because of the cloud cover. We then continued into Los Cardones National Park – which is basically a park full of more cacti. We the continued on to Payagosta and some very welcome lunch – not much for...

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Jan 6, 2014 - Saying goodbye to Gabriella

Friday morning we woke to a rather grim sky. We weren't really ready when Gabriella, Marcello (Colo) and Booby (yes we think that is his name) came to pick us up at 8.30. We did a short hike to see the seven coloured mountain and then the plan was to do the llama trek. On the way there Felix was ill – not quite sure what is going on!! It had been raining where we were meant ot do the llama trek all morning, so we had to cancel (Santos, the llama man, told us that this is the first time in 10 years that he has not been able to do the trek),...

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Oct 13, 2013 - 3 Days in Salta

Into our 3rd day in Salta and finally get some down time to catch-up on the travel blog. Finally figured out all the proper settings for video, so i won't be able to upload anything taken before now as they were all filmed at too high a resolution for the site to handle. I have included a short clip from our grand tour of the northeast of Argentina around the not so small of town of Salta. More on that later. Our transit from Mendoza to Salta was the lest smooth of all our travel to date. We arrived at the airport about 2 hours before our...

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Aug 6, 2013 - Salta

My first day in Salta was great, found a hostel right at the bus station and booked two tours for the next two days. I walked to the main plaza, 9 de julio, and looked around some artisan shops. After finding a list of things i wanted to buy I left empty handed, knowing better deals are to be had at the small town markets.

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Emma's Trips

Mar 17, 2013 - Salta, Argentina

Monday, 11th of March, we took the Pullman bus over the Paso de Jama to Salta. The highlight along the way was Purnamarca and the road leading down to the town. The road was steep with steep drop-offs. Here we passed from desert to a fertile valley. This town is famous for the Hill of 7 Colors. And what colors! Bright greens, purples, reds, browns, and yellows and those in-between. Even at dusk, it was beautiful. By the time we got to Jujuy, it was black out-side. We were due in Salta by 8p. We arrived close to 10p....we had left almost an...

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Mar 16, 2013 - Day trip to Cachi

Magnificent drive to Cachi reaching altitude 3,400m. Scenery phenomenal.... cactus forests. Ate delicious meal of young goat, walked around town and then returned Feeling I little wonky on return! Altitude? To local shopping centre for tea. Prices the same as Australia yet wages 1/5th! Don't know how people afford to eat/live. ************************************************************************************************************************ Day return trip with Joaquin (in 4WD Amarok ute) to Cachi, going through Quebrada de Escoipeup...

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Mar 15, 2013 - Flight to Salta

On arrival taken to very upmarket Hotel Kkala, then walked back into city to the Museum of Archeology of High Altitudes, where we viewed a mummified body of a 6 yr old girl who had been ceremonially buried alive on top of an old volcano! Felt ill! Walked around the town, stopped at side walk bar and ate local food ( gluten free) Tamales and humidas followed by walk through the square where the town was celebrating the Pope as well as stations of the cross (Fridays in...

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Mar 5, 2013 - Presidencia R. Saenz Pena

3/5/2013 Tonight sees us at Presidencia R. Saenz Pena in Chaco Province. A little larger town with a muni campground that is very poorly maintained. Oh well, that is why we have the motorhomes. Tomorrow will be another short day as we will go to the city of Corrientes. Before going to camp we will explore Resistenica and its statues.

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