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South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Quebrada de Humahuaca January 23rd 2009

We left the heat of Cordoba on Friday night without a hitch along with our bikes after a weeks separation, and arrived in Salta in the cool early morning. Salta was lush and green and old buildings abound. We decided to bus to San Salvador de Jujuy that arvo to begin our ride to avoid the main busy road. After waiting over an hour at the bus depot getting more and more anxious, we realised once again we´d been caught out by the confusing time zone changes here in Argentina. Lucky it wasn´t the other way round! Tropical Jujuy was dark by the time we reached our campsite. We are obviously not used to the much shorter days up this way, and Phil had to replace some broken spokes by the light of a head torch ... read more
Church in the Quebrada
Purmamarca streetscape
KJ finds it hard to resist the markets....

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Quebrada de Humahuaca September 12th 2008

North of SALTA Off to the Querada de Humahuaca region. Got our car and some empanadas and hit the road. Feels good to be in a car. Paul's driving, as he's the only one with a drivers license, even though its issued from Cook Island (long story). I left my at home and am a bit bummed cause I do love to drive. But it's been nice to look out the window and just enjoy the landscape. The road just north of Salta is super windy and I do get car sick so we had to stop off for a bit so I could breath a bit easier. It was such a pretty drive though - fabulous mountains full of trees and a long luscious lake. Argentina is very fertile. Finally got of the windy road ... read more

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Quebrada de Humahuaca September 6th 2008

North of SALTA Off to the Querada de Humahuaca region. Got our car and some empanadas and hit the road. Feels good to be in a car. Paul's driving, as he's the only one with a drivers license, even though its issued from Cook Island (long story). I left my at home and am a bit bummed cause I do love to drive. But it's been nice to look out the window and just enjoy the landscape. The road just north of Salta is super windy and I do get car sick so we had to stop off for a bit so I could breath a bit easier. It was such a pretty drive though - fabulous mountains full of trees and a long luscious lake. Argentina is very fertile. Finally got of the windy road ... read more


Our first set down in the Argentinian Andes was Salta. Salta for me was pleasant enough, but it suffers a bit in comparison with the last few towns we´ve been in: Buenos Aires, Bariloche and Mendoza. However it´s a pretty interesting comparison as it´s nothing like the rest of Argentina. Instead it´s got more in common with the Andean regions of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, and not just because it´s chilly. This is the one region in Argentina where there´s still an large indigenous populace, and the European descendants appear to be in the minority. You can get pretty much anything you want made out of llama wool. What´s really interesting is that you can get the exactly the same jumper from here up to Quito. Hands up travellers, how many of you have this item ... read more
Ali and Kelly
Salta from above
Cable Car Engineering

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Quebrada de Humahuaca October 24th 2007

Quebrada de Humahuaca Stunning scenery, great hiking, a UNESCO world heritage site and the chance to see a way of life that has all but disappeared in the rest of Argentina are just some of the memories we have from seeing the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Jujuy may be Argentina's poorest and least-visited province, but it's rich in natural wonders, with one of the country´s finest sights, the Quebrada de Humahuaca (Humahuaca Gorge), a stunning gorge through the Andes which stretches from San Salvador de Jujuy up to the the Bolivian border. The main road through the Quebrada is Ruta 9, which runs starts far away in Cordoba. We haven't seen all Ruta 9, but I reckon we've seen (and cycled) the most beautiful part from Purmamarca to the Tropic of Capricorn. San Salvador de Jujuy is ... read more
Seven Coloured Mountain
Perfect view of the seven coloured mountain
Paseo de los Colorades


Saltan maakunta jai taakse muutamia paivia sitten, ja nyt ollaan Jujuyn maakunnan pohjoisosassa Humahuacassa. Saltasta matkustettiin ensin pariksi yoksi San Salvador de Jujuyhin ennen tanne pohjoiseen tuloa. Jujuy ei ole ihan niin viehattava, kuin mita Salta oli, mutta kylla siellakin oli ihan kiva kavaista. Jujuyssa pysahdyksen tarkoituksena oli kayda yhdessa museossa ja opaskirjan suosittelemilla kuumilla lahteilla... Museo oli niin pieni, etta sen kiersi vartissa ja kuumat lahteet eivat olleet ihan sita, mita oli odotettu. Kylpeminen jai valiin, mutta saatiinpahan taas jokunen nolo tilanne kokoelmiimme. Ensin paadyttiin leirintaalueelle, missa olisi ollut pihalla pari allasta, mutta ei yhtaan muuta kylpijaa. Ei kehdattu jaada siihen kaksistaan uimapuvuissa keikistelemaan, joten suunnattiin luksusluokan kylpylahotellille. Siella puolestaan oli tarjolla vain pienia yksityisaltai... read more
Purmamarca
Tilcara
Tilcara

South America » Argentina » Jujuy » Quebrada de Humahuaca January 11th 2007

I'm going to let the Quebrada de Humahuaca speak for itself, through photos...It's easier to understand the incredible colors, the depth of the beauty this place projects. This was my experience along the Quebrada: Starting on my first day in San Salvador de Jujuy, the capital of Jujuy province in northwestern Argentina, I took a day trip to Purmamarca, a charming little place, just for a couple of hours to get my introduction to the area. I had passed through the night before, as part of my hellish bus day, but it had been too dark then to see what was about to amaze me...The route along the Quebrada would prove to be as interesting as the towns that dot its path. The following day, I left San Salvador on an early morning bus for Humahuaca, ... read more
Hippie Heaven
Their Backyard
Candy?




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