Giving Salta our 2 weeks notice

At the beginning of all our trips, we have visions of going to one town and settling down.  The plan is always to “move” to one city or town for six months.

But, then wander lust sets in.  How can we stay in just one town when there are so many other towns/cities/countries nearby.

We pull out maps and decide to travel around the entire continent.   We can do it if we do one town a day for the next four months.   Then we remember, we have 5 pieces of luggage, a bicycle and Jeff has a business to run.   We can’t just backpack around Boliva.   But, we can go to Chile. We can take a side trip to Boliva. We could move to Uruguay. We can take a side trip to Peru.  We can move to Ecuador. We can take a side trip to Columbia. Or, we can go south and see more of Argentina.  Or we can stay in Salta longer.

The possibilities are endless which  can be paralyzing.      I can only sit in front of a Lonely Planet guide, Expedia, Trip Advisor and 1,00o travel blogs for so long. At some point we have to just do it, pick a place and buy the tickets.

We’re decided to leave for Chile in 2 weeks. We’re really excited, but now I’m starting to look at Salta through new eyes. Things that I see every day are taking on that new meaning now that I know know my  time with them is limited.

We’ve never ever regretted leaving one place in order to go to another one.    The only thing that happens is our list of places to return to one day grows longer.

The camera, which I haven’t pulled out for awhile is now back in my hands. The “Top 10 things to see in Salta” is back on my computer screen.   We’ve only done 5 of the ten.   The road trips we’ve been thinking about are actually being planned, the museum’s we’ve never gone to are on tomorrow’s itinerary.

I’m assuming they still have beef in Chile, so I’m not going to cram the rest of eating the cow in.  Besides, we’ll be back in Argentina at the end of the trip.

I am going to be spending a LOT of time with dulce de leche.  They might have it in Chile, but I don’t to risk not eating it if they don’t.

7 thoughts on “Giving Salta our 2 weeks notice”

  1. I get major wanderlust after 2 months too! We find alternating a few months exploring with a few months renting an apartment and getting on with work is working well for us. Have you done the road trip to Cafayate and Cachi yet? Highly recommend it! After nearly a year in South America and 6 countries it’s still one of our highlights.

  2. We’ve gone to Tilcara, but not Cafayate and Cachi yet. It’s been on our to do list for so long, finally we’re going to do it now that we know our time here is ending. Thanks for the recommendation, and the help getting the apartment. 🙂

  3. I’m jealous. Chile is definitely on my list of places. I’m thinking I’ll go back to France this spring, but all looks so expensive. Glad you guys are enjoying your journey so much. I’ve been enjoying reading about it.

    1. As much as I love it out here, I love France equally. I would LOVE to go there! But, I have to wait until the euro comes down. it’s SO expensive there right now.

  4. After living in Argentina for 8 years, and having traveled every corner, I chose to settle down in Tucumán. It’s not developed for tourism yet, and that’s what I like most about it. The mountains in the West of the province are beautiful, and most people, not even locals, know of the “off the beaten track” areas in the area.

    1. I’m so bummed we missed it. Even after six months in Argentina we barely scratched the surface. Our next visit will include Tucuman for sure.

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