Blogs from Humahuaca, Jujuy, Argentina, South America - page 2


South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca July 26th 2008

Dag 43. Bilen skulle hente oss paa hostellet kl 07:00, saa vi maatte tidlig opp. Selvfolgelig var dette argentinsk tid - vi ble hentet litt over halv aatte. Vi hadde bestilt turen med engelsktalende guide, og det viste seg at vi var de eneste som ikke var fra Argentina. Saa vi fikk en guide helt for oss selv. Kjempekjekk jente, Anna. Anna er 35 aar, og har laert seg englesk paa egenhaand - veldig disiplinert. De forste timene av turen gikk paa motorvei, saa vi ble anbefalt aa sove litt. Det var ikke saerlig lett siden den spanske guiden/sjaaforen maste i mikrofonen hele tiden. Naar vi kom til San Salvador de Jujuy (uttales "hohoi") tok vi av fra motorveien til dalen Quebrada de Humahuaca. Denne dalen er kjent for de mange fargede fjellene. Den er ogsaa ... read more
Eirik og guiden vaar Anna
Stopp i en av landsbyene

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca July 16th 2008

Buenos Aires The capital of Argentina and what a great place to start our big trip. We were lucky enough to arrive on a Sunday when the weekly San Telmo antiques fair was on. It´s held in Plaza Dorrego, and we happened to be staying around the corner. With the market came lots of live music, and we even caught some live tango later in the evening. First impressions of Buenos Aires, is that it´s so European - the buildings, and just the whole feel of the place. Things that struck us though are the broken footpaths, and lots of holes in them! I´m not really sure how blind people would manage in the city. The other danger of course is the wild dogs. There are so many! Apparently they don´t bite, but leave their poo ... read more
Plaza Dorrego, San Telmo in BA
Tango in BA
Sean tangos in BA

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca July 14th 2008

Mandag d. 14 Juli: Tur nordpå til Jujuy Sundhedstilstand Inger og Per er blevet blandingsmisbrugere. Vi lever nu på sugetableter, næsespray og Asperin / Ibuprofen. Vi vågner først kl 6.30 men når at være klar til bussen kl 7. Igen er de første timer ren transport. Derefter begynder Humahuaga dalen, der er udpeget som World Heritage område. Det skyldes både landskabet og indianerkulturen. Ved den lille indianer landsby Purmamarca ser vi “Cerro de los 7 Coleres” et bjerg med 7 forskellige farver. Farverne skyldes iltning af de forskellige mineraler, som bjerget består af. På markedet finder vi en lille restaurant, hvor vi får empanadas med Lamakød og Inger får sig en Cocathe som hun siger er god for hendes hals. Kirken og husene er alle lavet af soltørrede lersten. Vi kører videre mod byen Humahuaca, der ... read more

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca May 20th 2008

We are currently chewing cocoa leaves (local remedy for altitude) about to take a 2 hour bus to enter Bolivia and can´t wait to get there. So where have we been in the last couple of days? A night in Salta was a great stop. We stretched our legs by skipping the gondola ride and climbing the 1070 steps to the lookout for panaromic views of the city. It was Sunday and mid afternoon (siesta time) so nothing was open but the parks were chocker full of people. It was nice wondering among the locals. From here we got on a bus heading for Humhuaca which should have been a short ride of 4 hours. But hey this is South America. Not more than 2 hours into our trip we rounded a corner to see black ... read more
After step 1070
Desert Country
Sun Set

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca February 26th 2008

Today I rode to Salta from Humahuaca. Started early as I could. I encounter rain on both sections. My rain gear worked very well and My engine had no problem exposed to the rain. The only problem was my rear pack that took on water and I did not place the tent and pad in plastic bags. Toward Salta I took route 9 that turned into a very narrow paved road that wind up and down some beatiful mountain scenerry. When I got to Salta I had problem finding landmarks but later I found the Residencisl Elena and stayed in a nice room with bath and cable TV. It was 16 dollars but worth it. So end this day... read more

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca July 27th 2007

From Tilcara we continued up the Ruta 9 through the Quebrada de Humahauca and past the Tropic of Capricorn. We paused for a while to take photos by the sign delineating the line of the tropics, and were pestered by kids wanting us to pay to have photos taken with a goat (the symbol of capricorn). Of course we declined!! At the site was a huge monument which we later found out was a giant solar clock, or sundial. Once we got to Humahuaca we pulled up at the modern looking Tourist Information Centre on the edge of town. It was closed and didn't look as though it had opened for some time! So, we drove into the centre of town and struggled to park in the narrow streets. Our quest then was to find somewhere ... read more
Giant Sundial

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca July 17th 2007

Entering Humahuaca was a welcome change to the rest of South America, we had been experencing. Dusty, dry and very hot, suronded by catus forest, it is a stereotypical South American town. The long bus ride from Iguazu Falls through Salta, gave us an upclose look at some diverse and interesting landscape. The citys gave way to multicoloured, sandy, layered mountains of unusual pinks and reds and greens. The town itself is small and friendly, and steeped in its own culture of native Quechwan speaking folk. We took time out ,with a helpful guide, who for a small fee, showed us his old family house of which all procedes, were going into restoring it to it´s former glory. He showed us around the grounds of his place and gave us a lesson in mud brick construction. ... read more

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Humahuaca January 11th 2005

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