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Salta (05/07-May) - Travel around the world

Salta (05/07-May)

After another night in the bus, I ended up in the city of Salta, main city of northern Argentina. Technically there's not so much do do there as this is mainly a stage to northern Argentina like Jujuy or on my side to Chile.

After another night in the bus, I ended up in the city of Salta, main city of northern Argentina. Technically there's not so much do do there as this is mainly a stage to northern Argentina like Jujuy or on my side to Chile. From Salta I will only remember that I had difficulties with hostals : the first one was definitely not welcoming and extremely noisy (imagine sleeping next to a highway in a place with no sound proofing...)... so I decided to change the next night. This new hostel was definitely very welcoming but was in bad condition. It could be great but was not maintained at all (they used pens as lockers for toilets - when there were lockers). It definitely motivated more to continue my trip on Thursday. I could have waited for the next bus on Sunday but just did not feel like it. There are so many great places to see and I don't think Salta was one of them. Salta is otherwise a nice town (though strangely all the ATMs are in one street and there's no possibility to get money anywhere else!), with nice colonial buildings, churches... But mainly it holds an archeological museum dedicated to the Incas. The Incas had conquered this part of Argentina before the Spaniards conquered them. And therefore there are many archelogical stuff coming from the Incas. There are actually also settlements than you can see in northern... expect that they lay at 5000-6000m for most :p. The main attraction of the museum are inca mummies. One of the ritual of Incas was to burry alive some children in volcanoes at high altitude... And some archeologists were able to find some of them in perfect condition. It was really impressive as it seemed so "real".

Photos here

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