Salta, la linda
Trip Start Dec 30, 2004
18Trip End Jan 23, 2005
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Backpacker's Soul Salta
Read my review - 4/5 stars
Read my review - 4/5 stars
The next day we were moved to a different room, with all the other guys (Ariel, Diego, Gustavo, Matías).
In the morning we wanted to get some information, so I went with Matías and Eva to the tourist office where they've given some interesting info.
Later we went to the Tren a las Nubes station to get info about the cargo trains that do the same trip, but sadly they wouldn’t pass those days, and we weren’t able to pay for the touristic train, so we tried to think about a plan B.
We met the other guys in the main square (9 de Julio) and we walked around the center of the city and when we saw its beautiful old colonial-style buildings realized why it’s called "la linda" (the beautiful).
Then we went to the Historical Museum of the Cabildo (town hall). It’s a museum about Argentine history, centered in the facts happened in the northwestern part of the country, especially on the hero Martín Güemes. It was very interesting and the guided tour was hold by a very good guide, who knew a lot about what she were talking about.
When we got out the museum we went to the Cathedral. It’s a pink colonial-style church, but inside it’s full of gold-made details. It’s one of the most interesting churches in Argentina. We’ve also visited other churches such as San Francisco or La Viña churches.
After lunch we went to Balcarce street (“La Balcarce”) where there are most of night clubs, pubs and peñas where you can dance or have a drink. First we went to a pub but then some of us went to La Vieja Estación (a traditional peña) and some others went to a disco. We had a great time.
I woke up late, and found that the guys had found a mini bus to do the same trip as the Tren a las Nubes, only for us. It was very cheap, about 30% of the cost of the train. It was for the next day, so we had to do something else for that day. We decided to go to San Lorenzo Quebrada.
We met Sabrina, a friend of Matías, and we went with the exception of Diego and Ariel, to the Quebrada. As many were tired, they decided just to spend the afternoon in a swimming pool, while we waited for Diego and Ariel
As it was a bit boring, I went with the guys to play football, as there were people playing. We asked to play some for each side.
Diego and Ariel joined us late as they had their tickets for the train and they wanted to sell them because they were going to go with us by bus. They were lucky and could sell them, but they got so late to join us, so we couldn’t visit the Quebrada this time.
We went back to the hostel and some wanted to go again to “La Balcarce”, but I stayed in hostel and slept early, because the bus would come at 6 in the morning.