Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Salta


Salta is what happens when a place like Tucuman gets it´s act together. Or perhaps Tucuman is like ´´when good Salta´s go bad...´´ Either way it´s a relaxing stop on the way North with wide esplanades and a beautiful Plaza, monuments and an Iglesia that is variously described as tacky, gaudy or stunning...we chose the later! (Check out the pic at night!)
The city is geared towards tourists which is good and bad. There are plenty of great places to eat and chill and plenty of handicrafts and works by local artisans...but of course they are priced for the tourist dollar. Getting stuck here waiting for a tour north through Injun country (sorry un-P.C. but had to do it!) meant a few afternoons sipping Licuados in the shade in the plaza Argie watching!

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:51 am

    "Salta is what happens when a place like Tucuman gets it´s act together. Or perhaps Tucuman is like ´´when good Salta´s go bad..."
    I think you should know Tucumán is the most developed province in Argentine North region: it has many industries, universities, research institutes and also has the greatest PBI in the region. Also, many people comes every year from Salta, Jujuy, Catamarca and Santiago (provinces of North) to study here in our universities.
    However, Tucumán City (San Miguel de Tuc.) is not a touristic but a financial, educational and industrial city. But we have other cities well adapted for tourism as Tafi del Valle, Amaicha or Yerba Buena.

    Sebastián from Tucumán

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  2. Thanks Sebastian. We don´t doubt that Tucuman is the powerhouse of Northern Argentina but we really didn´t find it that nice a place to stay! However it did have some great restaurants and looked absolutely beautiful at night. Other towns we saw on the area were awesome and yes, Tafi del Valle etc look wonderful and I have heard nothing but good reports about them. Thanks for your comments!

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  3. Anonymous7:32 am

    Ok friend, thanx for visiting my country and specially Northern Argentina!!

    Sebastián

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