a great stay at House de Jasmine; it is a very nice place with
great food. Next morning, our plan was to head toward
Jujuy and then, depending on timing, continue on to Humahuaca.
photos below are what we saw.
nice tile work was at House de Jasmine.
headed north from Salta and spotted this older MB 508D that has
been converted into a camper of some type. This truck has
seen its better days.
road to Jujuy we passed this stone dam.
to the top of the dam and could see the beautiful valley below.
dam, we spotted some interesting flowers in bloom.
flowers were light purple and had hairs on the stems.
our GPS we found a reasonable parrilla in Jujuy. They had
water "agua con gas" and they brought this interesting dispenser
to the table.
Jujuy Kathleen spotted this interesting painting on a tall
north took us through several quebradas, the first was Quebrada
Chanarcito. Rather tame compared to the Quebrada del Conchas.
quebrada did start to develop some character a bit further
north. The low clouds were hiding the upper peaks of the
into the canyon there were mud cliffs with curtains.
further north, we passed into the Quebrada Humahuaca.
were nice colored outcrops of rock.
west was a long ridge of mud curtains.
to Humahuaca we spotted exposed flatirons that were brightly
used booking.com to find a place in Humahuaca. Humahuaca
is a small village of perhaps 6,000 folks and is built into a
hillside. The streets are cobblestone, but the buildings
look similar to most of the ones that we have seen so far on
this trip -- plenty of exposed rebar and unfinished block work.
hotel was pretty nice and met our needs.
is at about 10,000 feet so hiking up the hills was a
challenge. Some of the streets were quite steep.
of Humahuaca from the window of our hotel. There were
plenty of adobe structures.
our hotel, we passed this dog on guard duty on the top of his
buildings in this area of the world have private water tanks on
the roof to provide consistent water pressure. This tank
was hidden in the brickwork. I did not notice until I
looked at the photo on a bigger screen that the tank is not
centered on the pillar. But, there was nice ironwork
surrounding the roof.
streets in Humahuaca are quite narrow and if a car is parked,
then it is narrower still.
was a monument on the hill with nice stone stairs leading to the
top of a second set of stairs was this monument to the valor of
the indians in resisting the Spanish invasion.
Below the monument
was a square where the locals were selling local craft
items. Some were quite nice, with native patterns.
Others left me scratching my head -- like the scarf on the
left with the elephants (which are not native to this
A number of the buildings had nice paintings.
The church was
close to the plaza.
fellow passed us several times in a very odd, small car.
It was totally packed with his stuff, wife and dog.
Andino couple waiting at the bus station.
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