Heading up North
11.05.2012 - 13.05.2012 12 °C
The bus journey from Mendoza to Salta is 19 hours.... The longest one so far, but no way the last journey to take this long or more, throughout my trip!
The scenery was beuatiful as you can imagine, from Mendoza, and I recommend bus journeys as a way of travelling from place to place through Argentina. The companies such as Andesmar deliver a good service, supplying blankets, pillows and food and drink throughout the journey.
I arrive in Salta with Adam who I met up with in Mendoza after Buenos Aies, and Maureen who I also met in BA was there to meet us. She had already booked into a hostel, so we took a taxi, which was cheap as chips to get to the hostel. It was in a good location, only 2 blocks from the town cente itself, and 4 blocks away from the monument and hill to trek to view the city.
Apart from the two mentioned above we didnt do much else in Salta, our hostel was really chilled and releaxed and the owners and friends/locals put on a great dinner the first night, of vegeterian and home made food.
Being the fitness freak I am, I decided to go for a run the next morning, with the two guys, Adam, and Dan (who I had met at the hostel) It was pretty tough, as we had gone up a considerable amount above sea level, since coming from Mendoza. We managed to run about 6k, which was good going.
We decided not to stay too long in Salta, 2 nights were fine, didnt sample any of the night life there, unfortunately.
Purmamarca was our next destination, which is south of Salta, and had been recommended by 2 Argentenians in BA. A bus to get there was easy enough so we decided to leave Salta the next day and carry on travelling North!