Nice to have two rest days. I went to sleep late and slept in, and only just made breakfast. I then went out to go to the Pharmacy and managed to get some more probiotics.
I found a really good delicatessen and bought some blue cheese, cheddar cheese, olives, and some freshly baked bread that was still warm for lunch.
At the hotel the Wifi only works in the lobby so I sent a few emails and chatted to the other riders. Then an afternoon nap.
I haven’t really had a look at that much of Salta but with the amount of riding still to come mostly on rest days I rest. Then the usual re packing of the bags.
There are only two riding days until next rest day. The next rest day is in Cafayate which is the 2nd biggest wine region.
In South America the shops close from 1 to about 5 for siesta, even the supermarkets. The restaurants don’t really open for dinner until about 8pm which is quite late when you have to get up early. Rather than wait till 8pm I had a hamburger at a place that was open near the hotel.
I was delighted to see that the restaurant had a toaster plus butter.
I finally managed to catch up with my daughter Tracey by Skype early in the morning. Plus I managed to skype with Shellbe later that day.
I spent most of the day re doing the 10 days of blog updates and emails that disappeared into cyber space at the last rest day. Very frustrating! They have never turned up and are not in my trash, junk mail, sent, all mail or out box. Really weird.
Hotel Reception at Salta (Photo credit: Sue’s blog)
The town is really quiet today, lots of places are closed as it is a Sunday.
I had lunch in the plaza square – a pizza. Pizza is different here, the base is quite thick and the cheese was sprinkled on top – cold. Not sure if this is the norm here but was not that tasty.
I had an afternoon nap and then dinner at Don Juan restaurant just down the road. I got the Argentina meat platter which had steak, sausage and chicken, plus kidneys, bladder and intestines. I did not even attempt to eat the last three.
Editor’s Caption: Not sure if Kaye’s pizza was like this, but this is one Sue had the night before . . .