Wonderful Argentina

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The beautiful San Francisco church at night

I need to firstly qualify what will no doubt follow in all Argentinan entries to my blog;

1.  I am in Argentina
2.  It is home to Malbec wine, in fact lots of outstanding wine
3.  Malbec wine is possibly my favourite drink in the whole world other than a Moijto
4.  It would be rude not to

Salta is incredible.  It´s white washed with beautiful red roofs, scorching hot, green and friendly.  Maggie and I loved it here instantly.  Having left Michelle in San Pedro we became a twosome once more.  Our first few days in Salta were spent being good tourists visiting the telefrico, the cathedral, the beautiful San Francisco church and the main plaza.  You forget you´re in Latin America here, it´s so European.

Having coffee (not wine) on the plaza
  Sitting in Plaza 9 Julio you could easily be in Spain.  Just glorious.  We had a rather drunken lunch with Mario where one bottle of wine turned into two (it does that here!) and he invited us to join him on his photographic tour to Cafayate via Cachi along one of the best drives in Latin America, Routa 40.  We were going that way anyway and jumped at the opportunity.  So with that sorted we staggered off to the Archeological museum which, even drunk, was incredibly impressive.  Just like the Juanita museum, they have found mummified relics in the mountains but they are so well preserved you think that they will open their eyes and look at you.  It´s incredible to look at a face so far from the past.  That night we went to a traditional Peña for great food (you´re vegetarian, in Argentina?!) and live music.  Peñas are like old houses were muscians come to entertain you and move around the house whilst you eat, drink and dance.  A very beautiful night in Casa del Molinas. 

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The beautiful San Francisco church…
The beautiful San Francisco churc…
Having coffee (not wine) on the pl…
Having coffee (not wine) on the p…
Beautiful plaza 9 Julio
Beautiful plaza 9 Julio
The Telefrico view
The Telefrico view
Just to prove i was there!
Just to prove i was there!
The Cathedral in the main square
The Cathedral in the main square
Having lunch with Mario and Maggie…
Having lunch with Mario and Maggi…
Casa del Molinas
Casa del Molinas
Salta Hostels review
Excellent hostal. Friendly staff, great rooms (although very hot) and the location is 1 block from the plaza. It´s got hot showers (although room 4… read entire review
Salta
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