Trip Start Sep 01, 2005
163Trip End Dec 04, 2006
Leaving Barreal we made some last minute decision making and headed to Salta after 22 hours of traveling. A big town which is famous for its nightlife but we never got a chance to as I have been sick with a cold for the past week. Ventured up to the mirador where they had a 2 ton statue of Saint Bernado and of course some massive artificial cascading waterfalls?!
Next was Huhu!!-Haha!! Or otherwise known as Humahuaca. Also nestled in between some beautiful canyons this town is "a photographers dream" unquote the Lonely Planet. Small, slow, cobbled streets and breathtaking scenery......need I say more. Stayed at a cosy place run by Felipe who was bursting with information about everything and anything in the surrounding area. From there we visited Iruya for a day trip to take in some more beautiful scenery and village life. Tonight I hope to taste the local delicacy, llama, before we head out early tomorrow morning for Bolivia. The handicrafts are starting to look the same wherever I go and on closer inspection we hypothesised that all indigenous people throughout Central America, South America and most of Asia all know how to weave extremely similar handicrafts and all look the same. With small squinty eyes, dark skin and stocky it would be hard to distinguish the Indigenous from all these separate continents. A point which I will prove when we get to China.
Away from the mosquitos, into the cold and up to the mountains we go......... Hasta Luego Chicos!