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December 11th 2005
Published: December 21st 2005
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Salta, Argentina
Only a few days away from leaving Argentina. Spent the last five days in Salta, in the northwest of Argentina - a warm place just at the beginning of the wet season, so it is very humid as well. Went on a road trip yesterday with four guys from the hostel, to visit Cafayate and passing through the Quebrada de Cafayate, which has absolutely amazing rock formations and an almost lunar scenery most of the way. Unfortunately the weather turned out to be quite grey and drizzly, so the colour were not as intense as they are ususally, nonetheless it was still a pretty spectacular view. We stopped at Alemania so Moritz (the German guy in the group) could take a photo. It is a very quiet place, off the road and beyond the river. First a dog came to greet us, one of the scrappiest dogs I´ve seen to date (and I´ve seen many), then the goats came out to visit us, then we spotted some kids coming up. By this time we´d taken our snaps and it was time to move on. Eventually made it to Cafayate after a number of photo stops. Say some llamas along the river
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Salta, Argentina
beds (although you could hardly call it a river bed, just dry gravel paths until the wet season really kicks in). All of the towns in the area have avenues of Crepe Myrtles which are all in full flower. I never really liked them until I was them here in full flower as a street tree, all of the trees having been trained to standards in shape. Most of the trees were either dark pink or purple which looked great in combination. There was one tree on a street corner that was the palest pink possible, which was my favourite of the lot.



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