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Salta, Argentina

sunny 30 °C

I arrived on the bus with 2 friends from Mendoza, Jessica and Tom and went to find Josh at his hostel. Unfortunately Jessica and Tom both had plans to meet friends from home so we all said goodbye and hoped to meet again later in Bolivia.
Josh was staying in a little hostel called JJH with a friend Tony and a Canadian family he had met in Cordoba. We hung out with the Canadian family, who consisted of a mum and dad and 3 children all under 9 who were travelling and home schooling for 4 months in South America. We all went together to the mirador (lookout) on a cable car, where we could see the whole of the city. It's quite strange that almost all the cities we have been in have had miradors of some kind, usually on a hill or if not on the roof of a church - it's a great thing and we have visited nearlly all of them. The family were lovely and the children were confident and funny, it was lovely to hang out with them.

Cable car to the Mirador

Cable car to the Mirador

Waterfalls at the Mirador

Waterfalls at the Mirador

Josh playing in the waterfalls at the Mirador

Josh playing in the waterfalls at the Mirador

Josh, Tony and the 3 Canadian children at the Mirador (lookout) over the city

Josh, Tony and the 3 Canadian children at the Mirador (lookout) over the city

We then explored Salta seeing the beautiful buildings around the plaza and the food market.
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The next day me and Josh went out with 2 Israeli guys we met in the hostel (Yoni and Idan) to a local club, but were bombarded with Reggaeton, typical Argentinian music with only ONE beat in every song. It amusingly drove Rob mad when we were with him and had a similar effect on Josh in the clubs so we didn't stay too long.

We did a bit of breaking and entering the next day into a local swimming pool, ok, a slight exaggeration, basically the pool was officially closed but not locked and it was so hot so we took ourselves for a quick swim, being read to use 'no entiendo' at any moment if were caught, lol.

I spent the next day on the phone to Halifax bank trying to sort out new cards after they were stolen - very annoying and i think i heard the whole of the 'on hold' album of cheesey music! For our last day in Salta the next day we went horse riding with the local Gauchos (ranch workers), it was a fun ride and we were with 15 other people who formed a really nice crowd for a BBQ and the ride after.

Horses

Horses

Huge cactuses at the Ranch

Huge cactuses at the Ranch

Cute dogs at the Ranch

Cute dogs at the Ranch

Horse riding in Salta

Horse riding in Salta

The Gauchos!

The Gauchos!

At 12.45am the next night we caught the bus to La Quiaca to cross the border into Bolivia.

Posted by BlondSuzie 13:23 Archived in Argentina

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