May 22, 2012
The trip today epitomizes the advantages of independent travel.
I awake at sunrise. From the hotel window in Purmamarca (pop 510) I take photos of the surrounding mountains. After breakfast I stroll around the streets and up the hills. I stop for a chat with a lovely schoolteacher.
I drive north in the direction of the border with Bolivia. Still in Argentina, I stop in the Quechua town of Humahuaca (pop 7985). I wander around the town. I visit the outdoor market. I buy socks and a hat.