19.10.2013 - 20.10.2013 33 °C
Well, I am getting into some WOW factor now, but am too stupid to be able to put on some photos, so that makes me frustrated. Prompts are in Spanish so although most things can be anticipated there is one, (or more!) steps that alude me. Should have enlisted a lesson from Adrian before I left.
Salta is a very vibrant city and it is starting to feel less of the familiar. The afternoon siesta is aheared to, the central square has a great vibe with beauitiful buildings and people meeting, milling, eating etc. Good looking dogs just wander or sleep under the rised stands the police direct from. I was out last night at about 9.30 and the place was thronging. People go out to eat about that time due to the seista. Yesterday i took a day trip in a mini bus to athe small town of Cachi, I was the only gringo on board but the guide did an English commentary for me. It was a very full day, abou 380 km with lots of stops as we wound up the mountains, navigating hairpin bends and ascending to about 3500m. Spectacular. It is extreemly dry as all their rain is summer rain.
It was about 33 degrees in Salta yesterday, it is a bit strange because I find that the air is not hot, but the sun is blazing. In the shade is comfortable but to be out in the sunlight is almost too much.
The hostel I am staying at is just georous, admire the photo at a later date!
I am feeling rather cut off becaause Face book has locked me out because I log on from a different device to usual, and my security question aludesme. So if anyone knows the last name of my first grade teacher, please let me know! I know photos are more interesting than words but bare with me, it will happen.
I WILL CATCH A BUS ABOUT 5 HOURS NORTH OF HERE TO A SMALLTOWN i HAVE BEEN HEARING LOTS OF GOOD REPORTS FROM TRAVELLERS ABOUT.