Category Archives: Salta & environs

Selling out?

OMG, today I applied for a job! Today marks exactly five months since I landed in Firenze (Florence) and embarked on my wild and crazy odyssey of travel and language learning!  I have spent a considerable amount of time in … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 8th, was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and as we traveled to and from the Salinas Grandes we saw several small processions along the roads as people brought statues of the Virgin to their churches. When we … Continue reading

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Mummies (forewarning, you may find this disturbing!)

During the past week I visited the MAAM in Salta (Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña) which is home to the human remains of the “Niños del Llullaillaco” (Llullaillaco children). These indigenous mummies were discovered in 1999 and are over 500 … Continue reading

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Purmamarca

After the Salinas Grandes we started to head back to Salta via Purmamarca (Thursday, Nov 8). The road gets really quite crazy here as we drop from an elevation of 4,170 meters (13,681 feet). There was no way you could … Continue reading

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Salinas Grandes

After lunch we headed out on the ‘monster truck’ to Salinas Grandes.  Somewhere en route we passed from the Salta province to the Jujuy province of Argentina.  We were heading toward Puna. The temperature here was quite warm, but very … Continue reading

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Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres

Lord, today I had to be up and out of the hotel and at the tourist office by 5:45 am! When Leslie and I parted in Buenos Aires, I recall saying to her that I was looking forward to relaxing … Continue reading

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Cafayate

Today I headed south through the “Quebrada de las Conchas” (Gorge of the Shells) on an excursion to Cafayate (not to be confused with El Calafate in Patagonia). Once again, the drive was spectacular!  Well, let me rephrase, the scenery was … Continue reading

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