Salta, Argentina, December 8, 2017

What a lazy day!  I had a great sleep, then wandered around the Plaza looking for people from my group.  I found Jan and Richard so we shared a beer.  

Later I went to La Iglesia San Francisco.  It's very unusual colors - magenta and yellow-


The altar-


The duomo-


There's this gigantic Jesus on a cross hanging off the front arch-


Side altars=



There's a garden off to the side-


Tonight I went to a peña.  It's a restaurant that has live entertainment - Argentinian folk music, starting at 7 pm and finishing around 4 am.  I would certainly have to change my lifestyle if I lived here.  I was the only person in the restaurant from 7:30 until about 9.  Then, between 9 and 10, the restaurant became half full.  They eat so late and it's not just adults, it's little kids too.  I heard 3 acts while there and they just kept getting better and better.  The first was a young man singing and playing the guitar-


The second was a woman singing and a man accompanying her.  They were very good-


The thrid was an awesome tenor-


I left at 10:30 because we have an early start tomorrow - 6 am and walking home, found the restaurants packed and the Plaza, where I live, bursting with people.  The Christmas decorations were lit up today and it is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception so people were wearing rosaries and the town shut down around 2 pm until tonight.  Crazy!

We're trying to make San Pedro de Atacama, Chile tomorrow so we don't have to camp in minus temperatures.  It's going to be a long day!




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