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Jul 10, 2012 - Humahuaca

La prochaine et derniere étape sur la Quebrada de Humahuaca est Humahuaca. Nous avons été accueillis par notre couchsurfer David dans sa maison en adobe en construction. Nous étions dans une piece a peu pres terminée ou il a déja mis ses meubles mais le reste de la maison est encore un vrai chantier avec des tas de pierre et des sacs de ciment. Le pauvre, cela fait déja 4 ans qu'il a commencé les travaux mais les chantiers n'avancent pas autant vite que chez nous. Malgré qu'il était malade, David a passé la soirée avec nous et nous a amené...

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Feb 9, 2011 - Humahuaca

February 7 I've now been in Humahuaca for 24 hours, and if I didn't know any better, I would think I've landed in Bolivia or Peru. When I arrived yesterday after 4.5 hours on a bus, I could immediately feel the altitude. Humahuaca sits at nearly 3000 metres above sea level. I felt thirsty all the time and slightly dizzy. Today I feel more normal. I just finished lunch and ran into the guy I had been chatting with in the bus, Leonardo, an actor from Buenos Aires (I call him "the other Leonardo"). We chat in Spanish so it's good practice. I...

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May 13, 2010 - North of Salta - La Quebrada de Humahuaca

After an early morning chat with a nice Kiwi couple who were also in Tour Mode, I headed off with Monica, the guide and about 10 others in the bus including a few people from the trip the day before and a trio of Basque girls on their holliers. This time it was north we headed along one of the most famous and fought-over ravines in Argentina. The Quebrada de Humahuaca was strategically positioned along the old Inca route and before their arrival (not to mention the Spanish) the region was a popular hunting ground (literally) for indigenous...

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Susan ar Strae 2009

Apr 26, 2010 - Quebrada de Humahuaca

Today was my firt trip out to explore the regions around Salta. Firsty, when making breakfast, no matter how tired you may be, do not pour yoghurt onto your cereal. OK so it wasn't that bad, but still, milk would have been fine. Oh the mistake is simple here too. Most places for breakfast, have jugs of yoghurt, but normally they are flavoured and not white. Todays trip was along the road that follows the Quebrada (canyon/valley) de Humahuaca. The first part of the trip was largley quite boring, but we soon arrived at our first stop. The 7...

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Apr 23, 2010 - Les 7 couleurs du nord-ouest argentin

Après avoir rendu les vélos à San Pedro, on prend le bus pour l'Argentine à 10h. On quitte le volcan Licancabur et ses paysages désertiques. La route traverse des champs de cactus, de grandes formations rocheuses, les couleurs deviennent ocre et rouge. Puis on passe au milieu des Salinas Grandes, la plus grande saline d'Argentine, une étendue blanche à perte de vue (Ariane a enfin pu voir un désert de sel sec, avec des formations hexagonales). Le décor change encore, la route sinue au milieu de la montagne. Enfin, on amorce notre descente...

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Mar 17, 2009 - Quebrada de Humahuaca

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD After seeing the Quebrada de Jere outside San Pedro de Atacama, we assumed that we were travelling north from Purmamarca to see another gorge, but one that was reputed to be outstanding. In fact, it is a designated UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. It reaches all the way to the Bolivian border and was a major colonial post route from Potosi, Bolivia towards Buenos Aires. We met our driver, Javier, a young man of twenty, when he arrived in a little vehicle called a Kangroo. It sits quite low to the ground, but...

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Mar 27, 2008 - Humahuaca...easier to get to - than to pronounce...

25th to 26th March 2008 We decided to visit the village of Humahuaca and stay over for one night rather than take the bus straight through to Tupiza. So we left our lovely hostel in Salta to catch the 10.30am bus to Humahuaca. We had been told that it would be a 3 hour journey and therefore give us plenty of time to arrive at our new destination for a spot of lunch and have a good mooch around! The realisation that our bus journey was going to take longer than 3 hours was fast realised when 2 hours into the trip and having stopped off at...

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Apr 17, 2007 - Humahuca & Iruya

Two hours north of Tilcara, sitting about 3,000m in altitude is another little town called Humahuca. With twice the population of Tilcara this little place was somewhat busier - loads of quechua women rushing about the dirt streets selling their wares, more tourists and overall it seems very much a service town. Even with its cobble-stoned streets, abode houses and qaint plaza it missed the quaintness of Tilcara. From here we got a bus (well, thats what they call these bone shakers), along a cliff edge dirt road, to a place even further up...

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Apr 15, 2007 - Tilcara

Tilcare is a small little village of about 3 - 3,500 people. It is located directly north of Salta; a five hour rocky Sunday morning bus with a smoking Argentian - something we definitely would have been happy to do without! The village is centred, as most Argentian towns are, around a little plaza. It consists of adobe houses, dirt streets with no names and loads of old men chewing coca leaves, standing at every other corner persumably discussing the wows of Tilcara. Quite a quaint little place really. After arriving at the bus 'shed'we...

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Feb 25, 2007 - Iruya

Yeah!! Mission accomplished! I have arrived in Iruya and its all I hoped it would be. The bus ride to Iruya is amazing. 66km, all but the first 8 of which are along rough unpaved road. After leaving the main highway the bus drops down to a tiny village and then sets off along 50k of rough road/track. For over an hour we traveled through hills gradually gaining height until a high point of 4000m. From there the road drops in a series of dramatic hairpin bends down into the valleys and eventually into the valley where Iruya is situated. This...

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Feb 22, 2007 - Humahuaca

So, I'm up to yesterday now and once again, I'm running out of steam. I'll carry on again later in the weekend to tell you what it was like celebrating Carnival in Humahuaca and about my journey to my current location - the beautiful Iruya. So, where was I? Oh, yes - in Humahuaca after 24 hours of travel - I'll tell you more about bus travel another time. The day before I arrived I telephoned a hostel to book my accommodation for the night - a difficult conversation given my extremely limited vocabulary and preference for the present tense...

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Nov 14, 2006 - HUMAHUACA, Argentina

I've just spent the last few weeks reading Michael Palins "Himalaya" and it has wetted my appetite for high altitude. His discriptions of his travels thru the mountains and the people he met on the way kept me enthralled, so upon reaching the southern part of the Andes in Humahuaca we were both keen to start exploring. During the process of checking in we met 3 aussie girls travelling thru the continent as well and on the advice of the hostel owner we went in search of some live music he reccomended in one of the local bars. Although it...

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