Salta for Easter

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April 9th 2009
Published: April 12th 2009
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Today is day one, and I visited the MAAN archeological museum to see the mummified Inca girl. The museum is rather small, with text mostly in Spanish and the price is about $10. There are some videos with English subtext but nothing tells you how the children died. I had to re-enter the museum twice to get to English speaking people at the entrance and ask them.
Here is the website:

Click on Tour Virtual to see museum. They are very coy and after three minutes will show you a distant shot of the mummy. I took photo of postcard for this blog. Again, they were very coy at the museum shop. No, they did not sell single postcards of the mummy children, you had to pay for a package of ten (just a few were of the children).
Later I visited the museum of contemporary art and the park. I have booked a tour of Cafayate region tomorrow. The next day, I might try to take local bus to get to the village with multicoloured mountains.
An interesting thing about the churches is taking confession without the box. The priest sits in a chair and
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She was the youngest. Stuck by lightening years after she died
the person sits in a chair facing him, and they speak quietly in public. The line up of confessors are far away not to hear the conversation....I think.

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He was the one tied up

Yup, another picture of inside of cathedral, this one in Salta

Many people were here for the Easter Holiday...tricky to take picture without people in it

This is the local museum that overlooks the main square. You have to go to right of this place to get to museum to see mummies.

rooftop of hotel, nice place to eat
Home cooked mealHome cooked meal
Home cooked meal

Eating on patio

rain doesn't stop the tourists or locals from sipping coffee and watching people go by

ok, maybe a lot of rain tends to thin the crowd

Wondering what he is telling her
Shop windowShop window
Shop window

Global markets keep on selling....

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