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There are a few places on Earth that challenge your perception of what you know about this planet. Salta Argentina is one of them.

 

Sometimes I felt like I must be on Mars. Orange-red mountains perched above purple mountains, fine-boned woolly creatures who appeared only once we climbed past the clouds, and the ground covered with a salty crust, Salta stretches your imagination.

 

If you want more information on how to visit this region, get all the Salta Argentina details about day tours and guides here. If you just want to stare at this other-worldliness or have any of these photos for yourself, head over to my gallery now and order a couple!

 

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I’m almost in tears in the Houston airport. I look at the gate at the E Terminal, the words “Buenos Aires” formed by a collection of red dots behind the gate agents. I can’t breathe. “I can’t get on the plane. I don’t want to go to South America.” I hyperventilate.

Salta, Argentina, in the far north of the country is a relaxed, safe, colonial town that felt surprisingly homey. I walked most places and felt welcomed at every shop, restaurant and bar, even though my Spanish was often limited to an embarrassing twenty some-odd words.

Salta, Argentina is as remote as it is stunning. From the high altitude salt flats to the rainbow-colored ravines Salta, Argentina is a day-trippers dream. Watch my video for a sense of what the region is like, or if you want to be wowed by my robot dance moves.

 

About the Author

Hi. I’m Juliana Dever and according to science I have some sort of "exploration" gene. Embracing this compulsion, I spend a lot of time hurtling around the planet in metal tubes experiencing other cultures and writing humorous essays about it. Enjoy.

 

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