9months4continents2012with Di travel blog

Cafayate to Salta

on the roof seats

natural face lift

heading to Salta

this river hadn't had any water in it for about 5 years

Errol, Julie and Rachel

interesting landscape -

from the roof seats

el antiteatro

inside the cathedral type rock formation

looking up - good acoustics had a group singing

looking up

A meeting of trucks - Yana and Mamasita

Salta cathedral

inside the cathedral

another church

Salta

always a religious something at the top

Salta from the cable car in the rain

now thata a steak! Anki and Ross

dinner at Jacks - with Kaye and Sarah

just loves to cook meat!


Salta is a very Spanish looking city with lots of colonial architecture. So worth a walk but for the first time in ages we struck a rainy day. Our shower cubicle was amazingly small and when sitting on the loo feet were in the shower - a very efficient use of space. Went up on a cable car for a view of the city but very cloudy and drizzling -would have checked out a couple of museums but it was Monday so everything closed except the churches so had a look at them. Don't know what the fuss in SA is about shopping hours places close here at every opportunity - including about a 3 hour siesta each day and many don't open till 10 or 11am. Had dinner at Jacks cafe where the specialty is 880gm steaks. They are available to share but just one look at the bloody pile of meat on a plate nearby put me right off. I had chicken. Cheered the neighbourhood up with a rendition of Waltzing Matilda on the way back - a couple of the drinkers started getting a little homesick and a couple of us non-drinkers took over - don't we just love Aussies abroad.



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