Salta – a stop over

Written by Nadine Zangerle on . Posted in Argentina

We arrived quite late in Salta and at midnight we stumbled towards town and found the Ferienhaus Hostel. Before we went to bed we enjoyed a bottle of Salta beer and where happy that we had a 6 bed dorm to ourselves.

The next day we wanted to do some errands – put another report online, do some laundry, plan the next trip and buy a bus ticket. On the way around town we unfortunately checked out some Artisan Stores. Why unfortunately?

In all our years traveling we had been good in controlling our shopping but this time we were very tempted. So we went back to the bus station, organized a ticket to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) and were thinking if we should buy some things. You also want to have some reminders of your trip so we decided to spend some money. Which wasn’t a lot but we were concerned about the extra weight.

Happy that we bought it but already annoyed that we had to carry it, we decided to check in Chile for shipment prices. In Argentina it was not only too expensive but the customs have to check the package and only opens up in the morning. Our bus to San Pedro was early the next day so no possibility to send it from Argentina.

Michael prepared us a nice dinner with fantastic meet and we enjoyed my bottle of wine which I have won the other day in the bus. After winning twice in bingo at the bus I should think of playing in a Casino. Who knows?

You could do a lot in Salta but we were running out of time and money so we hopped on the next bus to get into Chile. Let’s see what we find there.

Accommodation: Ferienhaus Hostel Salta, 751 Alvarado, Salta

Prices: $ ARG 81 p.p., 6 bed dorm, shared bathroom, incl. breakfast (10 % discount with Go South book)

Comment: Super friendly staff. Spacious dorm rooms and very clean.