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Amazing Sandwiches and a Cable Car. Oh a mummy too!

By Tobias Lescht '16 on June 7, 2013
View of Salta from our cable car

View of Salta from our cable car

Our last day in the Northern Argentina was relaxing and pleasant. After having breakfast in the hotel we loaded on to a minibus for a tour of the city. Our first stop was the 9th of July plaza in the centre of town, where we visited the Salta Cathedral (below) and got in trouble with the security guards for taking photos of the ornately decorated interior.

The face of a mummyAfter a short meander in the plaza, we moved on to the High Altitude Archaeological Museum. Housed in the Museum are three mummified children who were sacrificed by the Incas. Recently discovered, the mummies are in eerily realistic condition, having been frozen 20,000 ft high on the top of an Andean mountain.

After departing the museum we drove up San Bernardo Hill and were welcomed by an view only to be rivaled by those from Rio De Janeiro’s sugar loafs. We did not drive down, but instead, took the cable car down. Greg was frightened of this incredible journey, but did very well and yes he actually survived.

For lunch we went to a food cart and got the most incredible sandwiches with egg, milenesa or steak, and any combination of condiments that you could think of. Our last stop was for ice cream and then we left for the airport.

Salta Cathedral

Salta Cathedral

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