Autumn’s Adventures


Salta is not in fact made of Salt
March 15, 2009, 4:15 pm
Filed under: Argentina, Travel | Tags: , , , ,

I don’t know what it is about traveling these past few weeks but I don’t feel like I’m seeing anything.  I’m not interested in going to museums and that seems to be the only thing to do in Salta aside from climbing the 1,000 steps to the top of Cerro San Bernardo or taking the lazy route on the Teleferic.  I went to the Hand Crafts Feria but all they had were “Regionales” which is something I can find right in Jujuy.  It was boring and small.

I also think I take the shape of the people that I am traveling with because I am so laid back and go-with-the-flow.  Bobby and I both work from our computers so we use siesta time here as an excuse to be on our computers for long stretches of time since nothing is really open.  I don’t mind this because my guilty pleasure is spending endless amounts of time online but I don’t know if I’m missing out on something in my travels because I am hovered over my 13” MacBook for a majority of each day.  Each of the towns that we have visited have been small and can be easily covered in a day or 2. We are also just doing the normal — going out to eat and drink.  I can do that anywhere…why spend money to do it somewhere else if there isn’t a supplemental unique travel experience?

I thought I would enjoy these travels for the traveling more than the normal day-to-day on my computer but I don’t.  Maybe I am just not impressed.  The things offered in each city just don’t appeal to me and the architecture only wows me for a hot second.  I mean, Salta is way nicer than Jujuy for sure.  It’s more modernized and it does have some very beautiful buildings but those are just my surroundings, it doesn’t actually provide me with anything to do.  Aside from computer time I am blowing through my money by buying super delicious and expensive protein-rich meals.  I don’t so much mind this but I am afraid to look at my bank account when I finally settle from my travels.  Anyone wanna throw me some more work, *nudge, nudge*?

On the positive side, I think the quality time with Bobby is well worth the trip by far.  He and I share lots of similarities in our personalities so we are constantly bouncing ideas off of each other, inspiring each other and making each other laugh.  No stupid colonial building or horse ride through the mountains can beat that.  I feel much closer to Bobby and our friendship has definitely gone from “super cool aquaintance” to “great friend”.

On Tuesday Alex arrives and he is more of an adventurer so I don’t see myself on the computer much at all.  We’ll probably do Cerro San Bernardo which will be cool I’m sure.  I’ll show him the north (3rd time I’ll be going there this month) and then we’ll spend a day or so at my house.  From there who knows where we will go but I can’t imagine that he will want to sit still in my house and do nothing.  A trip to Bolivia or Chile is highly likely with him.  Maybe those places will provide more of a worthwhile travel story but for now, sorry I’m so “Debbie Downer”.

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Salta is not in fact made of Salt
March 15, 2009, 4:15 pm
Filed under: Argentina, Travel | Tags: , , , ,

I don’t know what it is about traveling these past few weeks but I don’t feel like I’m seeing anything.  I’m not interested in going to museums and that seems to be the only thing to do in Salta aside from climbing the 1,000 steps to the top of Cerro San Bernardo or taking the lazy route on the Teleferic.  I went to the Hand Crafts Feria but all they had were “Regionales” which is something I can find right in Jujuy.  It was boring and small.

I also think I take the shape of the people that I am traveling with because I am so laid back and go-with-the-flow.  Bobby and I both work from our computers so we use siesta time here as an excuse to be on our computers for long stretches of time since nothing is really open.  I don’t mind this because my guilty pleasure is spending endless amounts of time online but I don’t know if I’m missing out on something in my travels because I am hovered over my 13” MacBook for a majority of each day.  Each of the towns that we have visited have been small and can be easily covered in a day or 2. We are also just doing the normal — going out to eat and drink.  I can do that anywhere…why spend money to do it somewhere else if there isn’t a supplemental unique travel experience?

I thought I would enjoy these travels for the traveling more than the normal day-to-day on my computer but I don’t.  Maybe I am just not impressed.  The things offered in each city just don’t appeal to me and the architecture only wows me for a hot second.  I mean, Salta is way nicer than Jujuy for sure.  It’s more modernized and it does have some very beautiful buildings but those are just my surroundings, it doesn’t actually provide me with anything to do.  Aside from computer time I am blowing through my money by buying super delicious and expensive protein-rich meals.  I don’t so much mind this but I am afraid to look at my bank account when I finally settle from my travels.  Anyone wanna throw me some more work, *nudge, nudge*?

On the positive side, I think the quality time with Bobby is well worth the trip by far.  He and I share lots of similarities in our personalities so we are constantly bouncing ideas off of each other, inspiring each other and making each other laugh.  No stupid colonial building or horse ride through the mountains can beat that.  I feel much closer to Bobby and our friendship has definitely gone from “super cool aquaintance” to “great friend”.

On Tuesday Alex arrives and he is more of an adventurer so I don’t see myself on the computer much at all.  We’ll probably do Cerro San Bernardo which will be cool I’m sure.  I’ll show him the north (3rd time I’ll be going there this month) and then we’ll spend a day or so at my house.  From there who knows where we will go but I can’t imagine that he will want to sit still in my house and do nothing.  A trip to Bolivia or Chile is highly likely with him.  Maybe those places will provide more of a worthwhile travel story but for now, sorry I’m so “Debbie Downer”.


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