Posted by: gypsytales | December 31, 2009

Tafi del Valle to Salta

Scenery just before Salta

We left Tafi del Valle the sun was shining and a only a couple of clouds, like cotton thread, wove a feathery pattern across the eiderdown of an azure sky. 

Two buses and 9 hours later we arrived in Salta.  Because Tafi del Valle is off the main road to Salta this meant we took the scenic route making the drive a little longer.


Arriving at the bus station in Salta, within in seconds of disembarking from the bus we were approached by a young guy wearing a name tag and holding a couple of brochures and a photo album.  He asked us if we were looking for a place to stay.  Did this sound familiar?  Memories of the Heidi cottage in Tafi del Valle instantly came to mind and this time around we were not going to say no.  He was from a local hostel, which was only a couple of metres from the bus station.  After having a look at the photo album and listening to the offering, we were pleased with the price and of course they had wi-fi in every room, which is now becoming a prerequisite. 

Without further ado, and not even visiting the information desk at the station to obtain a city map, we beetled off in the direction of the hostel.  Only to discover upon arrival that all the double rooms with private bathrooms were taken.

The walk to the centre of town was a number of blocks and without a map it was a bit of a guessing game.  Every town we have visited has a central Plaza where it bustles with life, restaurants, music, festivities, hotels and taxis.  Salta was no exception.



  1. Hi Guys! I’m loving the pics !!
    Wish I was there. Love you guys!

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