I sorted out some of the best photos and places from my South America backpacking trips and stumbled over a photo set of the “ruinas de quilmes”. A place definitely worth a visit, even the tride through the desert was really amazing. Even though I am Austrian I usually don’t have the urgent need to walk or climb on every bigger rock, but in Quilmes I really enjoyed it. Afterwards I realized that my small backpack was – of course – filled with books ;) I just needed the camera and some water :)
While I was staying in Tucuman I planned to go to Salta by bus. Luckily, I met two french women in my hostel, who wanted to do the same, yet with a car. Hence, we teamed up, rented a red “Volkswagen” (German car) and headed north through some of the greatest landscapes I have seen so far.
The whole trip was safe, we had no troubles at all, nevertheless we always tried to put our valuable stuff in our rooms or when exploring cities or areas to keep them with us. The roads were most of the times quite safe, even the dirt roads were easy to drive. We passed various landscapes, including the desert around the ruins of Quilmes. Also we had a new “Volkswagen” , which are very durable.
Here are some of the best shots from the trip, drop me a comment or mail for feedback, questions or recommendations, thx!
The ruins of Quilmes are a very interesting place, if you like to walk some rough places and take great pictures.
This place was a fortress, first against other South American Natives and later against the Spanish. The fortresses are called “pucarás” in their native language. Between the hills Quilmes inside Amaicha del Valle, Tucumán you may find a museum called “Ruinas de Quilmes” which exhibits objects from the natives and hotel.
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