quick stop, great empanadas
01.26.2011 - 01.28.2011 73 °F
Upon crossing the border from Bolivia to Argentina, we expected to get back into a more..developed world. A world where buses operated on time, tap water didn´t make you sick, and you didn´t have to peel raw tomatos. While the digestion-oriented changes came true, we had a slight snag in our bus plans that put us into Salta at around 2am. But we were ready and excited to enter the world of the empanada!
Salta was surprisingly beautiful, and we were able to walk around despite only being there for only two days. One of the highlights was the Plaza de 9 de Julio, a park surrounded by lovely buildings and cafes.
A nice spot to sit and watch the world go by
Any visit to Salta apparently isn´t complete without a trip to the Patio de la Empanada. And it was worth it! Truly the tastiest, freshest, juiciest empanads we had ever eaten. Combine that with an ice cold Coca-Cola in a glass bottle, and you are in heaven.
There were plenty more of those coming
All in all, Salta was a short trip (and hence the short post). I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to prep for our 22-hour marathon busride to Iguazu Falls - coming up next!