Saturday I left Tupiza for Salta. Salta is a little town in northern Argentina and to get there, you first have to cross the boarder at Villazon. So Saturday morning I grabbed a bus for Villazon.
“Go straight for Villazon, turn left for Mojo.”
Once across the boarder i grabbed a bus for Salta. Salta is 8 hrs south of the boarder, fortunately the terrain was nice.
I got into Salta around 10pm. And after much walking, i found a hostel. Though it wasn’t too bad, the city was nice at night.
The next morning, they had a art fair. With some realy cool venders. Anything from knifes, to wooden pots.
At one of the booths, a guy was giving away free oragami.
After the art fair, i walked around the city a bit. They had realy cool old roads, parks and squares.
I ended up finding a cafe and a cappachino. They had the F1 race on, oh yeah.
One of the museums in Salta was housed in a realy cool old house on the main square.
They had “mummies” that were burried up on the mountains, where the cold and altitude preserved them.
Burried with the boddies were tokens, textiles and trinkets, also very well preserved.
After two days in Salta, I decided to move on and headed south to Tucuman.
Unfortunately, after checking in to the hostel, I got an email from my boss, telling me to be back in the states by friday. Well, after claculating the amount of hours to get to ATL, I realized I had to start moving pretty fast. So i checked back out of the hostel, caught a cab to the bus station, and grabbed an overnight bus to Buenos Aires (18hrs). But the time i spent in the north was fun, one day i will have to return for more.
Take it easy,
Ps: When trying to find a place to honor the more acurate illegal exchange rate, don’t listen to the inner voice that says “look there’s a cop, maybe he knows.”