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It often happens, especially to those who only imagine their holidays outside the country , that when they talk about Jujuy immediately think about the Quebrada de Humahuaca . However, that province, in northern Argentina, is much more than that Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity. It is a district full of natural riches , cultural and stories. It has areas that are really worth knowing. That's why we suggest you take a trip to Jujuy, at least once in your life.
And on that walk you'll come across its gastronomic heritage. In the main square of each village, an attractive food market will dazzle you. There they can be obtained: from healing yuyos , to fruits, vegetables and an exquisite meal at the same time . Like the soup called calapurca, a preparation that is cooked by introducing hot stones into the pot that prepares it. Or tictinchas, a spicy stew of corn, charqui, papines and other ingredients. Also the Lenten peach sweet, made with a late variety, much smaller than the usual ones, which is so called because it is harvested in the season of Lent. And to drink, the ulpada, a drink made with water, corn flour and sugar. Jujuy maintains its ancestral traditions in gastronomy.
We suggest you buy something of all that at the fairs and then sit down and taste it with your eyes closed. Rest assured, that your mind transported you centuries ago, the flavors will embrace you inside and you will understand the nature of that town.
And if you are looking for something different, we propose that you stay at home with families , you will understand this way its idiosyncrasy. They'll invite you to work in their orchard , milk goats and flames. And, in the evening, you will enrich yourself with popular stories and legends in the heat of a stove. Community rural tourism, as it is called, is a tourist alternative that achieves, in Jujuy, an unforgettable experience.
You can also make a caravan with flames . This indelible activity will take you to know inside the so-called caravan world. You will make an immersion in the Chayakuy ritual , which is performed to bless the journey . Or the so-called Signakuy which is when animals are marked.
Far from the tranquility of the environment that surrounds you and makes you your own, the province offers activities to generate adrenaline . On Cerro Huancar , located in Abra Pampa 205 km from San Salvador de Jujuy , you can practice sandboarding. The activity can be carried out all year round. You will climb up to 3600 meters above sea level. And from there you'll glide on white sands that, if you're lucky, you can whisper some story.
The more than 10,000 years of man's presence are evidenced in archaeological reserves, rock art, special architecture and perfect coexistence of millennial culture with the present, in a unique environment.
Images: Lucia Cabrera
Publication Date: 29/11/2019
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Exelente ..lo que describe en estos textos me llevó a recordar a esa provincia tan linda. Caminar por las calles de la quebrada.. reconocer la riqueza cultural y sabiduria de la gente tan calida no tiene precio..naturaleza..cultura..humanidad..humildad..calidez..respeto unos de los valores que sobresalen allí.
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