The Long Road Trip - Humahuaca

Trip Start Aug 02, 2011
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Trip End Aug 17, 2011


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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We got up early in the morning and had breakfast at the hotel.  The breakfast was very nice and the lady that looked over the buffet was very nice.  She brought us a special drink for breakfast that was made from the Acai berry.  It didn't taste that good, but it was interesting.  She also explained to us about the clebration of Cochi Mama (sp).  It was the celebration of mother earth and all she provided.  (It is interesting in this area of the country how Christianity and ancient mythology exist together).

Angie picked us up in the van and we were off to Humahuaca.  It was a pretty long car ride, but it was very beautiful.  The morning sun made the colors of the mountains really stand out.  We took lots of pictures and stopped to look at the views.  We stopped in a little town to see a church, but it was not open when we drove by.  Angie said we would stop on the way back.

We made it to Humuhuaca fairly early.  The city has a monument to victory by the Argentinians over the Spanish.  It was a huge monument.  According to Angie, it took several years to build the monument.  The monument sets on top of a very tall hill.  At the bottom of the hill is a very pretty central square for the town of Humahuaca.

Shaeleigh, Parker, Malesa and I climed up to the monument.  It was such a great view from the top and it was nice to see the monument up close.  The rest of the group.  Necia, Grandma and Grandpa went down into the square and looked around. 

Once we were done looking at the monument, we had to find a bathroom.  Angie found one for us which was much nicer than the public restroom we would have found.

We spend a few minutes shopping in the market near the monument.  We bought a couple of sweaters for the girls and Necia as well as a hat for Malesa.  The goods were all starting to look the same, but we found a few items that were cute.  Once we were done with shopping, we were back on the road.

Humahuaca was the closest we got to Bolivia, and Angie said the drive would be a long one to the border.  I guess the roads between Humahuaca and Bolivia are bad.  Angie did say the border area is very interesting.
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