Crossing the Top of the World

Our bus from Salta would take us around 15,000 feet, higher than any mountain in the lower 48 states, before we settled back down to the town of San Pedro at a much more reasonable 8,000 feet…. Anne asked the stranger if he would change with her so she could sit by Kieran but the passanger initially refused, however for the good of all on the plane he eventually gave Kieran the Aisle across from his mom…. These large cafes can be found throughout the world, they all have giant plastic tables, a generous number of wait staff and kitchens made for supplying large amounts of food rapidly to all their guests almost simultanously. The lack of oxygen left most of the party with very little appitite and we ate their high altitude food quickly and went out to look at the dry and barren landscape.

Seven Days in Salta

After two weeks in Buenos Aires and the Pampas and a mere five days in the Littoral of the Northeast, we boarded yet another bus for the 20-hour journey to the Andean Northwest and the provincial capital of Salta. We envisioned the easygoing city of 1,000,000 as a place to relax and regroup before our…