FOTO FRIDAY: The Road to Salinas Grandes

I’m working on organizing my travel photos this week on the new photos page and I came across this one from my trip to the Salinas Grandes in Northern Argentina. The Jujuy region in Argentina is one of my favorite places on the planet and I wanted to relive it a little bit today. Happy … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Salinas Grandes

We rented a car in San Salvador de Jujuy to explore the provence of Jujuy. We started at the incredible Salt Deserts (Salinas Grandas) and then checked out Purmamarca and the Cerro de los Siete Colores (7-color hill). We ended up in Tilcara at the Malka Hostel after some amazing Locro and live music down … Continued

How To: Chew Coca Leaves (kind of)

After being in Northern Argentina for a few days we started noticing everyone with big cheek-fuls of coca leaves.  Most of the men in the area looked like old-time baseball players or chipmunks packing away nuts for the winter. Chewing coca leaves is a big part of the culture here in Northern Argentina as well … Continued

Day 3: Iruya, Humahuaca & Dog Fights

As Rocio got ready for Day 3’s adventure, I took a stroll across the Malka Hostel to a viewpoint next to the entrance that overlooked Tilcara. At first glance, Tilcara looks like a different world. Houses are made from the most basic of material, old cars on dirt roads, scavenging dogs and short-women carrying 5 … Continued

Day 2: Salinas Grandes, 7 Colors & Tilcara

After an amazing first day in Salta Rocio and I woke up early to go explore the Northern most province of Argentina, Jujuy. We planned to head up there first because we wanted to be back in Salta for the weekend to see the Argentina World Cup match and the big bicentenerio festival. We packed up … Continued

A Week in Northern Argentina: Salta & Jujuy

Last month my Argentine friend Rocio and I decided to escape the city and head up north to get a taste of life in Argentina’s northern provinces of Salta and Jujuy. To be honest, before I made the trip to Salta & Jujuy I felt like there had been something missing from this adventure, like … Continued

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