Living The Dream
Cafayate was more of a side trip from Salta but as I stayed here for one night it qualifies for an entry on the journal! We arrived late at night and, having found a nice little hostel, the five of us headed out for dinner, wine and then to the only local nightclub! After hearing the music and realising that all the girls were of the goofy indigenous type, I decided to head back to the hostel for some much needed sleep. The next day we awoke earlyish (11am) and drove a bit further south to Tucuman province where we visited some indigenous ruins at a place called Quilmes. Back in the days before black and white tv, the Spanish conquistadores forced the indigenous local people to walk to Buenos Aires (20 hours by bus) where they set up a new home by the same name - Quilmes. Quilmes is also the name of the main national beer (too gassy). After Quilmes we headed back through Cafayate for petrol and lunch before driving on a proper road back to Salta. On the way we stopped at seven different rock formations (See photos). Next stop, San Salvador de Jujuy which is a city in one of the poorest regions of Argentina.