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South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta July 20th 2011

Salta: My wife and I lived in Salta for several months and know the region. We just published a mystery novel set in the region, which should have all the background information anybody might want to have read before visiting the area at a very affordable price. The book, "The Empanada Affair" is available from Amazon as a Kindle E-book for $0.99. Go to www.amazon.com and search their book section for "empanada affair". Click on the picture or title to get to the page where you can buy the book and at the same time you can download a free Kindle reader application. The book has chapters that describe Salta, Cafyate, Jujuy, Purmamarca, Cachi, Humahuaca, and much of the rest of the region. You can also get descriptions of food, wine, and artisanal crafts from the ... read more

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta July 20th 2011

: SALTA: My wife and I lived in Salta for several months and know the region. We just published a mystery novel set in the region, which should have all the background information anybody might want to have read before visiting the area at a very affordable price. The book, "The Empanada Affair" is available from Amazon as a Kindle E-book for $0.99. Go to www.amazon.com and search their book section for "empanada affair". Click on the picture or title to get to the page where you can buy the book and at the same time you can download a free Kindle reader application. The book has chapters that describe Salta, Cafyate, Jujuy, Purmamarca, Cachi, Humahuaca, and much of the rest of the region. You can also get descriptions of food, wine, and artisanal crafts from ... read more

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta July 8th 2011

Wow, tiden gaar alt for staerkt. Det er nu naermest en maaned siden sidste update, og jeg foeler virkelig, jeg skal finde tiden til at saette mig ned og faa skrevet. Der er jo altid noget at lave, steder at besoege, nye venner at drikke kaffe/oel med - og derudover har jeg vaeret steder, hvor internettet naermest foerst lige er opdaget, hehe. Men men men, jeg maa ogsaa hellere holde jer lidt orienterede om, hvad jeg tosser rundt og laver. Jeg tog modvilligt fra mit surferparadis og begav mig til kystbyen La Serena. Morris' laeresaetninger skulle nu staa sin proeve... Var surfing kun en mulighed under min laeremesters kyndige observation og instruktion. Nej!! Tvaertimod gik det mindst lige saa godt, og med et stort smil og gaapaamod og en gennemstroemmende lykkefoelelse surfede jeg paa den chilenske ... read more
Solnedgang ved Maanedalen
Saltoerkenen
I've been a bad boy

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta July 6th 2011

Beautiful Salta ... tucked up in the northwest corner of Argentina. It still seems weird to think of heading northwest to get to a warmer climate but as are things here in the southern hemisphere. Half of the time we were in Salta we used the city as a base city to make beautiful day trips to Cachi and Cafayate ... but we also were able to enjoy walking around the city and having some good food. Salta is one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina ... so the guide books say and we do not dissagree with them! On Sunday we went to a market and also ran into a gaucho parade ... which was in honor of the "virgin of the gaucho." That celebration was awesome because we got to see literally hundreds ... read more
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Por encima
Plaza 9 de julio, Salta

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta June 30th 2011

And so, the intrepid travellers followed the Andes further north and settled in the town of Salta. This brought on great sadness, not due to Salta which is a beautiful colonial town, as it meant an end to the adventure in Argentina. Let's address Salta first of all. Like all of Argentina it's inhabitants are very friendly and would glad do anything to help you. It is a mishmash of modern stores and stalls at the side of the road selling lampshades. I gazed upon some of those lampshades longingly I have to confess. By the second day, W had firmly ensconced herself in a cafe called Van Gogh. I was unaware that he had travelled here and to my lack of surprise he hadn't - however there was a photocopy of a painting of his ... read more
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easy rider
all from a bus

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta June 28th 2011

Purmamarka and Tilcara are in a beautiful reagion in north argentina - colorful mountains, interesting formations and the salinas grandes (Salzwueste) - very impressive!!!... read more
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South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta June 20th 2011

In the end, I think Ciaran and I spent a bit too long in Salta and so feeling on the place in the end were undeservably a little rougher than they should have been. Staying as long as we did though, couldn't really be helped as I had the dreaded man flu for the first couple of days. Feeling rough and getting ill in Salta, I put down to the huge bus journey we'd undertaken in arriving. Between the three legs, the bus journey had taken a whole day and night. Jet lag is something that is very easily avoidable, but simply adjusting your sleeping pattern a little and staying awake longer than you'd like to, but this sort of bus journey is impossible with popping a valium if you want to sleep. We didn't have ... read more
What a bladder!
Iglesia San Francisco
Güemes Gaucho Parade

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta June 17th 2011

The journey to Salta was a long long one. We took another huge semi-cama buses from Asuncion all the way Resistencia where we had to change for another huge journey to Salta. The journey was smooth to the border. Here everyone had to get off the bus. What should have been a simple process of checking out of Paraguay and checking into Argentina was made over complicated by some young men who insisted on taking our bags and getting us to stand out of the queue. No English spoken. They seemed to keep wanting to move our gear one way and then another way. They kept speaking aimlessy in Spanish. One thing that is a bit sad to be said of your average South America, same as most people I guess, if they notice you only ... read more

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta June 16th 2011

With yet another long, late, stunning and very bumpy bus ride, we left Bolivia. Jonny, the Swiss couple and I walked across the border into La Quiaca Argentina, ready to start the next phase of our adventures! It was windy and cold but the border official had a nice smile. Maria, the Swiss women spoke perfect Spanish, so was able to wrangle us the cheapest bus fare when we were too exhausted to do it ourselves. We ate steaks and mashed potato and real bread served by a lovely bow-tied local and got onto yet another bus. But this one was comfortable, we were provided food and it left exactly when it was meant to, to the minute. We all gave a little cheer as it started off. I had absolutely loved Bolivia, but it was ... read more

South America » Argentina » Salta » Salta June 11th 2011

La Casona del Molino is a Saltenos' pena. There's no tourist show here. As far as we could tell, we were the only non-locals in the place. It's in an old detached house in a quiet street. As we walked up the garden path to the steps, a puppy's head watched us round the partly-open door. In the first room, with red-washed rough plaster, the staff sat round one of the wooden tables, playing cards. There was an upright piano against the back wall. We'd been advised at the hotel to go into the room on the left. Here, the walls were painted blue and hung with with modern art. Beyond this we could see a yellow room, with tables lined up for a large group. We chose a corner table, unintentionally disturbing a thin ginger ... read more
La Plaza 9 Julio




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