The Amateur Traveler talks to Jeff Jung from Career Break Secrets about a trip to Northwest Argentina that left an impression on this intrepid traveler.
Jeff, an expat, who lives in Colombia, traveled to the provinces of Salta and Jujuy, far away from the normal tourist spots of Buenos Aires and Patagonia. In addition to frozen Inca mummies at the Museum of Archeology of the Tall Mountain in Salta, Jeff found a region that is still shaped by pre-Columbian cultures.
You can hear the echos of earlier days in the songs of its storyteller musicians. Jeff also tells us about a stark and beautiful landscape of rugged mountains and sparse salt flats in this high arid land including the 7 Colored Mountain and the Salt Flats of Salinas.
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6 Responses to “Travel to Northwest Argentina – Episode 263”
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January 15th, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Argentina sounds amazing. I think I need to add it to my list.
January 16th, 2011 at 8:27 am
We’ve been living in Salta for the last two years. Sounds like we arrived just before you left. Jeff, you wouldn’t believe how much it’s changed in the time since you were here.
I wrote a post on my blog a little while about about why we chose to settle here in Salta instead of any of the other places we visited in three years of constant travel prior to arriving in Argentina.
We love it here. And how cool to see photos and such a focus on the place we live. I don’t see it too often beyond the boundaries of Argentina.
January 17th, 2011 at 11:57 am
Beth, Argentina is definitely worth a look! And, if you head to Salta, you will be going to one of the best kept secrets of all of Latin America (IMHO).
Leigh, I don’t need much encouragement to go back. Would love to see how it’s changed over the past few years.
January 22nd, 2011 at 10:43 am
Haven’t listened to this episode, but just a note that this post is not tagged “audio travel podcast”, so it doesn’t show up on https://amateurtraveler.com/category/travel-podcast/
January 22nd, 2011 at 12:13 pm
ah, thanks, fixed the tags
February 10th, 2011 at 7:08 am
Sounds great. A really quiet place, unspoiled by the civilisation. 🙂