Salta and La Quebrada de Humahuaca


This week I’m trying something new. I’m doing photo-blog posts on our time in Argentina. Today is Week 6: Salta and La Quebrada de Humahuaca. I hope you enjoy!


This “Christmas Tree” outside the cathedral on Salta’s main square reminded us that the holidays were fast approaching. The very strange thing about entended travel is that even though you may have days which are dictated by bus, train or flight schedules, on most days, you lose track of time. At least once a day every day some one of us asks “What day is it?”. It’s quite strange.


While in the Salta area we took the opportunity to fit in a little more horse-riding – this time with bona fide gauchos as guides. It was a blast, although, since we stayed overnight at the farm, our host family was a much bigger hit with our boys than horses or lessons in lassoing.


Ever since I’d read about the Quebrada de Humahuaca while researching Argentina, I was determined to visit this remote area in Northwest Argentina. We based ourselves in Tilcara – staying at the very excellent Malka Hostel – and explored this new and again entirely different part of the country.


We explored the Pukara, the only place where we saw the words “Inca occupation” used to describe the time when the Incan empire included a particular region, in this case the Quebrada. Humahuaca ranks as the prettiest of all the small towns and villages we have visited in South America.


But the Hill of Seven Colors behind Pumamarca was for me the best example of the stunning scenery in this area.


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". . .life is short and the world is wide" - Simon Raven I'm not sure I've ever consciously planned a trip based on this sentiment, but it definitely influences my subconscious! I've been traveling as frequently and widely as possible since I finished school. And I love it. I love the research, the planning, the fervent packing and the curiosity of exploring somewhere I've never been before. My husband & I are both Irish - as in born-in-Ireland. But we live in Seattle. We have two boys: wild, boisterous, regular boys. So, since becoming a Mom, I've been a WanderMom. Given our slightly-unusual family situation, routine "visits-to-Grandma" are international trips requiring passports, 10hr-flights and (oh joy!) airport transfers. I have rants, raves and opinions about how, where & why to travel with kids (start them as young as you can, I say!). I hope to learn even more by researching topics which other wandermoms may be interested in reading about on this blog. Passports, pacifiers, diapers and gameboys at the ready - off we go! Contact Info: Email Michelle: michelle (at) murphnduff (dot) org

3 thoughts on “Salta and La Quebrada de Humahuaca

  1. Leigh

    Hey Michelle,

    I also get all confused with this warm Christmas thing. I keep thinking it’s July.

    Looks like you had fun in Salta. I’m glad. I may not be from here originally, but it’s my home now and I love it here.

    Also, which estancia did you visit for horseback riding?

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