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ADIP: Salta, Argentina

A Day in Pictures
Salta, Argentina


We arrived in Salta, Argentina after a grueling 23 hour bus ride from Puerto Iguazu. Unfortunately we had to travel semi-cama, and the trip was not nearly as pleasant as the one from Buenos Aires to Iguazu.

To help us recover, we burned some Starwood Preferred Guest Points and checked in to the Salta Sheraton for a free night’s stay.


Comfortable beds and a good breakfast helped restore our spirit of adventure so we set out to explore the town.

But much to our surprise Salta was practically shut down as nearly every breathing soul gathered around TV sets to watch the big futbol game between Boca and River.  (Boca won).


But not every Salteno was watching the game. Spring is in the air here, and so is love. I suppose some things are more important than soccer.


To get our minds back on a higher plane, we visited the striking Iglesia San Fransciso, an extravagant piece of Italian Neocolonial architecture.


Next we rode the teleferico to the top of Cerro San Bernardo for a panoramic view of the city.


As we continued our walk around town, we ran into a couple of very angry, very loud watchdogs. They did not appreciate me or my camera.  I knew better than to challenge their authority.


We ended our stroll on the Plaza 9 de Julio in front of Salta’s Neoclassical Cathedral, built in 1882. It’s one reason this town is known as “Salta la Linda” – Salta the Fair.

All of our pictures from Salta are posted here.

October 24, 2008   2 Comments

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