|That's how to get to Salta if you are in a hurry....|
The other, is a bit more complicated since bus services do not get you to Salta. They get you via Ruta 40 to Angastaco, a village about 40km from Cafayate and then.....you are on your own. Nada !! This a very remote place and villages count from 5 to maybe 100 people. Don Jorge from Cafayate said (or at least that's what I understood) that I could reach Angastaco and then hitch-hike to Cachi, which was the town that bus service resumes and I could go to Salta....hmmm.
|The tricky part....just shy of 70km|
Surprisingly there was a tourist office in Angastaco... just for myself apparently, as I was the only tourist there :)) Wasn't expecting much of an answer, but nevertheless I asked how I could get to Cachi. The boy there, kind of smiled and said "No bus senior". Haha....I smiled back. So far so good with Don Jorge's plan. Now I had to find a hitch-hike...
An otherwise very nice guy offered to get me to Molinos (not even Cachi) for 150 pesos (approx. 25-30 units in european money). Nahhh !!!
I was standing at the central plaza of the village fully loaded with my backpack staring at the absence of everyone. It was afternoon already and apparently they was sleeping. So, I headed towards the gas station hoping that someone would stop to fill their tank and possibly would be willing to take me a bit further.
At that point, I have to admit, I was very very lucky. A French couple had stopped their car to take some pictures of a bunch of parrots, just a few hundred meters from the gas station....so I started running !!!!
And yes, they took me to Cachi. Wasn't very difficult, was it? :)) Thanks Don Jorge....
|one of the numerous little places the bus stopped from Cafayate to Angastaco|
|If you are a loner, this is the place to be....no one will ever reach you :)|
|a good alternative too|
|some stunningly beautiful landscapes.....I want a motorbike NOW !!!!|
|Reached Molinos, relaxed, at the back seat of a dusty Fiat, so great. Thanks Frenchies :))|
|pre-Easter celebrations at Molinos. It's hot !|
|Next morning breakfast with my saviors at Cachi !|
On me of course :)
Cachi deserves a small post of its own, so keep tuned.