I like meat
Salta Travel Blog› entry 14 of 34 › view all entries
The border crossings are a breeze with the budget expeditions tour so I still have all of my stuff after crossing from Peru to Argentina. The road was long and rough to get to Salta with a night of free camping along the way. Salta had a much more urban and modern fell to it than any of my previous South America stops. The bustling shopping centers were filled with locals picking up legitimate brand name clothing typical of western culture.
Our campsite had the biggest pool I have ever seen but unfortunately they only fill it for two months of the year neither of with are September. The night life is also very good in Salta. The clubs do not start to fill up until about 1:00 am but they are open until 5:00.
The most memorable aspect of Argentina was undoubtedly the meat. The beef in the previous three countries was not quite up to the high standards of AAA Albert beef. The Argentinean beef was another story altogether. We had steaks almost every night that we were camping and when we went to town for a nice meal... more steaks. They love their beef here and they do it very well. I had some of the most tender steaks of my life for about a dollar each.
There were several adrenaline activities available in Salta. I chose the half and half day of rafting and zip lines. The river was not as exciting as the one I did in Banos but it was a lot of fun because I was with such a big group of friends. It did not take long to figure out that the water was freezing when our guide intentionally tip our raft over a big rock. The zip line was a lot of fun and I would recommend this to anyone who hasn't done it before. There were 9 lines that we clipped into and allowed the magic of gravity do its thing. The longest line was 560 meters across a canyon. The shorter lines were more fun because they set them up at a steeper grade and you could really get flying.