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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Salta, we left Route 40 finally!

Day 34 (560 km)

    We trying today to do another 500 km to Salta and took off early and the first 100 km went fast through a more or less straight road through the desert, no shade or trees are around and the paved road was fairly good, but then the ripio started and not having an idea how long this ripio is going to last. 2 hours later, we reached asfalt again and had an hamburger for lunch in a small village.

   Then the spectacular road 68 branched off to Salta and went through a narrow canyon for about 100 km and it remembered me to Bryce Canyon or Zion National park in the Utah, but this one even more impressive!

After the canyon it took another 100 km to reach Salta and drove towards the center of town to look for an hotel, but did not com across any and before we realized we were on route 9 North towards Jujuy. It started to get dark nd me still not having front lights was getting desperate to find something quick and it looks that it was going to rain. Just before dark, we found a place with Cabanas and pulled in and 5 minutes later we had our first 1 liter beer for the evening, had some empanades and tamales and 10 pm, I called it the day.

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