13.03.2012 - 13.03.2012 25 °C
Salta day 2
It's an easy going day. Nothing on the program, after a late breakfast, we head for a coffee again on the main square, the museums are closed today, so no obligations, just following up on the blog, and then a lazy stroll through the streets, reaching the cable car which connects the town with the top of the 250 m higher town hill, xxxx. It's a Swiss cable car, but Slobodan is still a little scared to enter, distrusting the Swiss technology from 50 years ago, but it all looks nicely maintained, so we get into our little box wagon, and off we go. Without any major event we reach the top, only Slobodan with a bloodless face, since each photo I took had let the car vibrate. After a recovery walk once around in a circle, looping with the other pensioners, it feels, we re-enter the Swiss box, and travel down.
Since a fancy restaurant is booked for the evening, we head home, not without observing the local rush hour, people and cars crossing in all directions at the same time the traffic light less corners. The only people struggling are the elderly, but often younger stop and help.
Slobodan is queening endlessly in a farmacy to buy some more mosquito spray, bu it takes ages, since each customer causes a new Internet research, or some other trouble, but everybody is patiently waiting, only when I storm into the farmacy after 20min, I get the attention of everybody, including the few staff, but seconds later lethargy takes place again.
The restaurant, Jose barcarole, is only minutes from the hotel, but the street quite dark, a bit more than we're meanwhile used to. And the restaurant also, has only candle light... The power had failed. We sit down, assured that all will be fine in a minute, nothing unusual in Salta, only a few things they can't cook at the moment, and the defrosting doesn't work either. We order from the remaining list, have some try at the local Salta red wines (an area where viniculture has only started 10 years ago). The Laborum we try isn't bad at all, but as many of the Argentinian's it has a high alcohol load, 14.5%, and it takes a while after opening before the bouquet is full. I order alligator (alledgedly from iguazu), but then the power is coming back and switch to another lama recipe, more traditional, bound to the local region.
It's a romantic dinner, to say the least, and we discuss the future, which can't be part of this blog...