Jujuy to Salta
Everyone was getting off the bus, while someone was shouting Jujuy! So, we went down as well. The drivers knew we were going to Salta but did not take us to the new bus terminal. I asked a man for direction but he said that the terminal was 1 km and he indicated a bus which would take us to the Nuevo terminal. And yes, we were glad to take the bus.
We took the Salta bound bus at 15h30 and arrived after 2.5 hours. We had sandwiches while we waited for the departure.
I was amazed by the Nuevo terminal and its buses. A far cry from the buses, we used to take when I was a small girl.
13.10.2018 We have booked two nights in a hostel called Gaucho Backpacker Inn. There’s a kitchen and shared CR and bathrooms.
It was a bit difficult find a money exchange being Saturday. Most ATMs charge fee which would make one cringe in disbelief. We also forget that from 12h30 up to 16h or even 17h the shops are closed.
We found a restaurant called La Fogata. We were famished and so ate almost all the bread served to us before the main course. This was a big mistake. 😉 given the hefty portion of the parillada for 2 that we shared. Good service, by the way. The lady even served a small portion of fries for the girls.
14.10.2018 7 am We had a long night. Our neighbor partied from 23h last night and the music is still on. It felt like I partied the night away minus the apéro.
Before midday, we returned to the center and visited the museum near the plaza 9 de Julio. We were not able to visit the one in Arequipa so this time I have insisted on going. It was an interesting one but left me feeling uneasy and disturbed.
Our bus for Corrientes was at 17h. During one of the check points around 22h, IDs were checked and some passengers were asked to open their suitcases.Ours being one of them. Unfortunately, two passengers were carrying an important amount of money and interrogation process lasted until half past midnight.
15-16. 10.2018 Corrientes We booked in a hostel for one night and arrived at around 10h in the morning, the day where there was a féria and almost everything was closed. Still craving for some parillada, we found a resto which serves a buffet lunch but not as good as the one we had in Salta.
In the evening, we joined the rest of the residents in the Camba Cuá park for the féria.
In the morning of our departure, we walked along Parana River in Punta San Sebastián. We ended up in a small restaurant where we waited almost an hour to be served. Why we stayed? One has to pay the order first. So along with 6 or so people ahead of us, we waited for ages and could not do anything other than wait.Verdict? Not worth the wait.
Our bus for Iguazu was scheduled at 21h30. Anna Lia, the staff of the hostel let us stayed in the girls’ room until 16h as we vacated our own room at around 10h. Having known that we’re leaving late, she agreed that we leave our bags till 20h30.So with a few hours to spare before our night bus, the fambam went malling.
For someone who doesn’t like the AC, remember to bring a sweater 😉 It could get too chilly inside the mall. And bring a book or something to read while the others dance battle.
Corrientes to Puerto Iguazu
- Bus company : Rio Uruguay
- ticket price : 1055.-/ per person (no discount for the girls)
17-19.2018 We arrived in Iguazu at 6h40 and headed to a bakery shop near the terminal. We planned to stay for 3 days then head to Uruguay. Afterwards, back to Buenos Aires where we would take the plane for New Zealand.
We planned to see the falls on the 2nd day of our stay here. Unfortunately, it was raining but we went ahead anyway.
The next day was sunny and was a good day to return to finish the tour in Iguazú falls but our shoes were all wet. And no one has the strength to go back after our rainy trip.
My quest for chimichurri
What I found was not the chimichurri I’ve hope for, a bit disappointed so will just stick to my version.
Next is our trip to Uruguay…