After our first night in Salta, I awoke with excruciating torso pain, unable to stand, sit, or lie down, Fi asked the hotel staff to call for paramedics. For US$10, you can be treated by these guys who are essentially EMTs. If you need real medical treatment, they'll even give you directions to the nearest hospital or urgent care clinic (to which you would then need to take a taxi if unable to walk there).
Calingasta to Salta, Argentina (730 miles) November 20th 2015 Hello folks, from Salta, where Fi and I are taking a few days off and enjoying the city. With about 700,000 residents (all of whom seem to be walking or driving on the narrow streets at any given time), Salta is the most Spanish colonial city in Argentina, with beautifully preserved architecture and well-manicured garden plazas.
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South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
A little about us: Ken grew up in the U.S. (near Boston, MA), while Fi was born in England (Shropshire) and lived there until 2010. We first met each other in Peru, quite by chance: Fi had been backpacking through South America for about 9 months and Ken was on a surfing vacation that went wrong. To make a long story bearably short, we met on a hiking trail near Machu Picchu and things took off from there. Now 14 years later, and after 9.5 years of marriage, we still share the same love of travelling and adventure. (By 'adventure' we mean riding our bikes for months on end or relocating to a n... full info