San Salvador de Jujuy

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9 travelers at this place:

  • Day326


    March 28 in Argentina

    We flew to Salta and picked up a rental car and then drove a few hours to the town of Jujuy.
    Disaster was narrowly averted after we learned our rental car had been given away because we were over 1 hour late picking up the car (despite the fact we’d paid in full, in advance). We scrambled for nearly an hour until we finally found a helpful lady at the Alamo counter who was able to find a cancelled reservation that we could use – PHEW! We needed a car for an 8-day tour around Northern Argentina and going by bus would have been miserable and expensive. All of the companies were totally out of cars because it was a long holiday weekend – not only Easter, but also a holiday remembering the Argentineans who died trying to take over the Malvinas (Falkland Islands). It is very obvious that Argentina strongly believes the Malvinas are Argentinian. We see signs at border crossings, post offices and other government buildings essentially stating that the Malvinas are forever Argentinean…

    Jujuy was a very cute town with a very different feel from other parts of Argentina. People look more Indian and less European and the food is so much better up North! Tamales, stews, the best empanadas we’ve tasted…Yum!
    While here, we did several day trips. One day we drove north to Humahuaca and Tilcara. Humahuaca was a cute town full of adobe buildings and a beautiful old church where there was traditional dancing on display celebrating Good Friday. Tilcara was a small town surrounded by some very pretty red rock formations. On our second day, we drove to Salinas Grandes (the great salt flats) through stunning desert and high mountains. We also stopped at Purmamarca, another cute adobe town famous for its’ spectacular hills of 7 colors – beautiful rocky hillsides colored by many minerals.
    Because of the holiday weekend, the roads and towns were teeming with Argentinean tourists.
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  • Day70

    The accident

    December 8, 2017 in Argentina

    We started early from Tilcara. The plan was to drive all the way South to beyond Salta where there are numerous formations along the road. The first 90 kms was nothing special scenic beauty-wise or anything noteworthy.
    Then at San Guillermo, while we were turning to go South, we took a wrong turn and entered the town. There the GPS recalculated our route and indicated a left turn to get us back on the highway. Hristo followed the instructions and prepared to turn at a road crossing. That's when a motorcycle coming at quite a high speed hit us at the front part of the van. The bike fell down and the driver flew for a meter or so. Luckily nome of is was hurt.
    We didn't have any connection in Argentina so we asked the motorcycle driver to call the police while we took pictures and went through our accident checklist. We took pictures of his id, insurance papers etc Then the police arrived (3 cars and 1 ambulance) and started noting down what had happened and took pictures as well. We couldn't get in touch with the Wickedcampers emergency number so I requested the police to either call the Chilean number or providee wifi so I could make a whatsapp call. They had wifi at the police station so I went with them and made a call. Luckily I was able to get through and we got further guidance that we had done everything right. We just needed the person's phone number and the police report.
    In the meantime, Hristo went with the rest of the police to a different police station to complete the report. The police even managed to call a person who knew English.
    We managed to complete all the procedures by 2:15 pm. We continued our journey after that. We stopped at El Carmen at around 3:15 pm and had our lunch.
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  • Day14

    Busfahrt nach Salta

    February 20, 2017 in Argentina

    Die Reise von Puerto Iguazú dauert fast 24 Stunden. Nach 8 stündiger Busfahrt verpassen wir fast den Anschlussbus dank eines defekten Busses, mehrerer Essensei käufe des Chauffeurs sowie 5 (in Worten: fünf!!!!!) Polizeikontrollen - und das, obwohl wir nicht mal eine Landesgrenze passieren. Die beiden Schweizer, die aussahen wie Brasilianer, hatten es diese fünf Mal wirklich nicht leicht :D

    Unsere Vermutung ist, dass sie auf der Suche nach illegalen Einwanderern aus Paraguay sind bzw dass sich die Polizisten gerne die Klimaanlage der Reisebusse genießen. Bei tropischen Temperaturen sind die in ihren langärmeligen Uniformen aber auch wirklich nicht zu beneiden

    Die Landschaft ist unter tags nicht besonders prickelnd - Gras soweit das Auge reicht.

    Im Nachtbus gönnen wir uns erst mal ein klassisches Selfie, danach macht sich Meli daran, zwei Mangos mit dem Plastikbesteck des Busses regelrecht zu schlachten. Mangos sind hier heimisch, sie schmecken dementsprechend frisch, saftig und intensiv.
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  • Day118

    Day 116: let's take anotherone.

    May 4, 2016 in Argentina

    We decided to let Paso Sico be and concentrate on Paso Jama. So today we rode 100km north to the next big city. The road was fun a small road along the hills. It is probably the only kinda flat day in a while. Tomorow we will start to climb the Andes again. Paso Jama isn't gonna be easy. The forcast is a lot of wind again. Last week it was clossed due to wind and wet snow. But atleast it is gonna be pavement. Hopefully we can finaly leave argentina behind us one last time.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

San Salvador de Jujuy, سان سلفادور دي خوخوي, Горад Сан-Сальвадор-дэ-Жужуй, Сан Салвадор де Хухуй, سان سالوادور ده خوخوئی, סן סלבדור דה חוחוי, Սան Սալվադոր դե Խուխույ, JUJ, サン・サルバドール・デ・フフイ, სან-სალვადორ-დე-ხუხუი, 산살바도르데후후이, Sanctus Salvator Soteriae, San Salvador de Chuchujus, سان سلوادور دی جوجوئے, Хухуй, Сан Салвадор де Хухуј, Сан-Сальвадор-де-Жужуй, سان سالوادور دل خوخوئی, 圣萨尔瓦多-德胡胡伊

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