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Saturday, August 07, 2010

A Gem Hidden in NW Argentina: Jujuy

Purmamarca, in Jujuy
(Image in NY Times, Photo: Damien Simonis/Lonely Planet Images)

Salt deserts, untamed jungles and rocky mountains threaded by Quebrada de Humahuaca — a onetime Inca trade route; here pagan traditions leave Catholic rituals in shadow, wizards are preferred to doctors, and everyone and everything embraces a heritage going back to the 10th century. Let's stop a bit here, to pay tribute to Pachamama, the Earth Goddess and Mother of Universe.

(I found a great description of the region of Jujuy, NW Argentina, in today's NY Times). Read more...



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