It's hard keeping these things up-to-date! We're actually in Cafayate now, about 4 hours out of Salta, but obviously I need to write a bit about Salta.
So, we were there for 3 nights to explore the town and chill for a bit between buses.
On our first night there we ended up going out for quite a few drinks (till 6am)! We started on the main square with a coffee and were pleasantly surprised when a band came on, that is until they started playing!! Needless to say, we didn't stick around there for too long after...
So, after this we decided to head towards the 'bar area' in town. I don't know what I was expecting but when we found it, it very much reminded me of Ibiza or Malia and somewhere I'd sooner avoid where possible. It was popular with locals and tourists alike and Jim and Dom were very happy there, but I'm much more up for finding a nice authentic bar and chilling out with some decent music and good wine (maybe a bit older than my years!?) Anyway, I ended up watching Jim and Dom get slaughtered, which in itself was quite amusing, and then escorted them both home! ;o)
Needless to say, the next day in Salta was a bit of a write off, but we did manage to get the cable car which took us to the top of the hill above Salta. Once you are up there, there's not a whole lot to do but the views of the city and it's surroundings are pretty impressive. I forgot to mention, before our trip on the cable car we had the most amazing 'hot dog' ever (Choripan) from a street trailer. It cost all of 50p but was the perfect lunch and worked well to cure the hangover! Yum :o)
The 3rd day was spent wondering aimlessly through the city taking a few snapshots here and there, and making friends with the numerous stray dogs around. I'd love to set up a rescue centre for all these wondering animals, but it just seems the way it's done here and they seem quite happy as they are!
And this brings us to the 4th day, which is today. We hopped on a local bus at 1pm which brought us to Cafayate. The journey was magnificent leading us through winding roads in the midst of huge canyons including the Garganta del Diablo (yes, another devil´s throat, but this time made from rock!). We would have liked to have stopped and take a look at the canyons but Cafayate was calling. We are planning to stay for just a night here and do some cycling around the town tomorrow before heading down to Tucuman!
I will update you again soon...