Salta

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.

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“Go straight for Villazon, turn left for Mojo.”

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Once across the boarder i grabbed a bus for Salta. Salta is 8 hrs south of the boarder, fortunately the terrain was nice.

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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.

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The next morning, they had a art fair. With some realy cool venders. Anything from knifes, to wooden pots.

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At one of the booths, a guy was giving away free oragami.

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After the art fair, i walked around the city a bit. They had realy cool old roads, parks and squares.

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I ended up finding a cafe and a cappachino. They had the F1 race on, oh yeah.

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One of the museums in Salta was housed in a realy cool old house on the main square.

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They had “mummies” that were burried up on the mountains, where the cold and altitude preserved them.

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Burried with the boddies were tokens, textiles and trinkets, also very well preserved.

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After two days in Salta, I decided to move on and headed south to Tucuman.

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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,

Paul

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.”

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