Salta is usually referred to as "Salta la Linda" (Salta the beautiful), we found it a very "spanish" city, very white and with interesting colonial architecture as you can see in the pictures below.
They were found in ice in 1999 and had been therefore kept in excellent conditions! The hair, the clothing, the facial expression (pain ? suffering ?) was so well kept that it was very moving and at the same time sad to admire and to think about the Inca culture which is so different from ours. We advise you to visit it if you are ever around Salta.
It was the 31st October as we left Salta, the night of Hallowe'en hovering over us! As we didn't care much about this american tradition, we continued moving north and moved to a little village also in the Jujuy province - Humahuaca! Humahuaca is set in a very deserted area and is highly tourist-directed, everywhere you see hostels and restaurants and handcrafts stores.
We drove up to 4000 meters above sea level and as we explored the area, we could feel the oxygen missing in the air, it was very hard to climb even the smallest hill! However the silence up there was perfect.
We explored the area in awe, silently absorbing how beautiful the area was, how little we are and how amazing nature can be. It is in these moments that I feel very lucky to be doing our RTW trip and allowing myself to be surprised by the world.
There is so much to see that we forget sometimes, while rounded up in the wheels of everyday life.
Please enjoy the next pictures in silence and imagine the crisp cold air around you and nothing else.