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  • my dad has made a new friend  hello poppers oh no not now oh yes

  • so now that we have finished visiting the ruins  we've come to the high altitude botanical garden  

  • i felt like i had heat stroke more or less  i've just been kind of in a daze you know  

  • well good morning everyone welcome to another day  here in tilcara jujuy argentina today we're actually exploring the  

  • town so we decided to hit the main attraction  first we're at the which means the fortress  

  • in quechua in quechua yeah pucará (of tilcara argentina) is  very nice i'm surprised how straight  

  • these walls are they're just uh you know this  uh kind of walls sometimes we call them pirkas  

  • in spanish which means it's a construction of  a wall made out of rocks but without any mortar  

  • and it's amazing how they were able to keepstraight line and straight faces of the rocks

  • one interesting fact about delgada is that  it's one of the oldest continuously inhabited  

  • settlements in argentina with traces of human  presence dating back more than 10 000 years this  

  • particular place we were visiting is pukara which  is an archaeological site in the outskirts of town of tilcara jujuy argentina 

  • the numerous constructions you see here were built  by the omagwaka who were a pre-inca tribe that  

  • settled the area around the 12th century at its  peak the pukada would have covered 15 acres and  

  • housed around 2 000 inhabitants however by the  late 15th century the tribes in the area were  

  • conquered by the incas whose domination of the  area only lasted for about half a century ending  

  • with the arrival of the spaniards who founded  the modern town of tilcara jujuy so we are standing  

  • inside one of the constructions yeah and we  recognize these building materials don't we  

  • the cactus the cardones and also  the the cane on the the ceiling  

  • that we've been seeing everywhere to keep it  cool yeah this is the uh the way they used to  

  • uh support the the roof structure this one  when they dry you know the cardona and the  

  • cactus the ones that you see standing out there  they become like really really hard petrified  

  • like a really solid you know even  though when they're standing is uh  

  • mushy and watery once they dry they solidify  and it's impressive how cool it is in here  

  • outside is really hot but in here there iscoolness that you you feel like almost these  

  • guys they had a air conditioning here you  know natural air conditioning yeah yeah it's

  • amazing

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  • well guys we've been walking around pucará de tilcara jujuy argentina forwhile now and they also gave us a little brochure  

  • with information when we first came in sothought i'd tell you a few facts so you can learn  

  • a little bit about this town first up this is  one of the numerous pre-hispanic towns that you  

  • can find in the area known as quebrada maguaca  and this particular one sits on a hill that is  

  • 70 meters high so it has great views of the  surrounding valley you would have been able to  

  • see if any attacks were coming i mean an amazing  location the views here the mountains the colors  

  • you can see it's just incredible so it's been  a really cool place to visit we're just walking  

  • around there are monuments and lookouts so very  much worthwhile if you're planning to be in tirica

  • so now that we have finished visiting the ruins  we've come to the high altitude botanical garden  

  • yeah it looks like it's mostly just a cactus cacti  lots of cacti different varieties of cacti yeah oh  

  • there may be some flowers over there okay  maybe i'm okay i i judged too quickly  

  • so yeah we're just gonna explore i'll  check it out my dad has made a new friend  

  • hello puppers we've met hello we found a really  smart pup look he gives paws yeah let's do pause

  • oh

  • what a nice guy let's see

  • so we have now driven over to the neighboring  town of maimara where the most famous natural  

  • attraction here is the painters pallet so  we have the mountain right in front of us  

  • and again beautiful shades can you count them all  no there is no way you can count all of these we  

  • need a painter here pastel they are mostly pastel  colors there's a nice coral like an orangey salmon  

  • and some yellows and greens but it's a beautiful  formation yeah these rock formations they just  

  • go like you can see them like right across the  mountain like a rainbow it's a rainbow mountain  

  • yeah yeah it's beautiful you know here you seelittle bit of vegetation because the river runs  

  • through here so but it's dry this time of year  there's no water and i was reading that this town  

  • maimara it's mainly an agricultural town and they  help feed a lot of the communities here in the  

  • quebrada maja region mostly like fruits  and vegetables that they grow along here  

  • it's not really a touristy destination like it's  not listed in the guidebooks or anything like that  

  • but it's a nine-minute drive from tilcada it's  just around the corner yeah to just drive pull  

  • in and it's yeah it's worth coming because this  is just uh you know what's nice about it is not  

  • far away in the distance it's 300 meters from  you and you have it right right there all all  

  • to yourself it's worth the drive and anyone who's  into climbing may be worth the climb i do see a  

  • little trails like up there i hear a dirt a guy on  a dirt bike yeah he may have just gone back just  

  • off the side of the highway you'll find miradore  monolith which is a cool lookout point that offers  

  • views over the whole town of maymara and also the  painter's palette it's worth a stop if you've got  

  • a rental car and are a bit more in control of  your schedule the views are pretty spectacular  

  • after that stop we drove back to  the town of the tilcara argentina to escape  

  • the hottest time of day and also get a bit of rest

  • well you had an eventful afternoon tell us  yes and no well we've mostly been chilling  

  • out here this afternoon truth be toldmean though it's just it's impossibly hot  

  • afternoon and so you don't really want to be  outside don't mind the noise in the background  

  • over there construction there's some construction  going on i'll just raise my voice a bit  

  • but you were the only one who was willing to walk  over to the museum the rest of us were like okay  

  • i wanted to kind of film the town center a bit  and there's an archaeological museum that you  

  • actually get as part of your entrance  fee to the site we visited this morning  

  • so it's just a tiny little museum it has some  interesting artifacts inside some pottery things  

  • like that it's very very small there's really  just kind of two two main halls and i covered  

  • that in just a few minutes and then i walked  over to the church walked around the square did  

  • a little errand picking up some snacks for you and  by the time i got back here i felt like i had heat  

  • stroke more or less i've just been kind of in  a daze you know i haven't i haven't really been  

  • sleeping i haven't really been working haven't  really been doing much just kind of chilling  

  • out but now the temperature's dropped a bit and  it's dinner time i am hungry and i can't wait  

  • to go back to basically our favorite restaurant  and it says yeah we are now going to take you to  

  • our favorite restaurant here in tilcara jujuy argentina it is  called el nuevo progreso and we have been here  

  • three times every single day basically except  for the one day and it was closed let's go in

  • my arm is shaking i hope you're not capturing  that is it so heavy all right guys so the food  

  • has arrived and we are going to start with  the appetizer we got a purple corn tamale  

  • just have to untie this it comes like wrapped  in the corn husk so it's a little bit of work  

  • there we go did you know that there's purple  corn in the world i first discovered it in peru  

  • so i've just opened the tamale and it is stuffed  with charchi which is a salted dehydrated beef

  • this is so good love it well you've ordereddish with local ingredients this is the llama 

  • or llama as i say in argentina and it's basically  it's been served in the form of llama steaks we've got  

  • three over here it's got a nice beautiful garnish  of tomatoes and a different kind of salsa and then  

  • over here roasted potatoes that's what we're  trying to do little endian potatoes they're  

  • very good onion potatoes are the best okay let's  try this meat (llama) and you've tried llama once before  

  • yeah i kind of forget what it tastes like to be  honest i remember enjoying it it was in couscou  

  • that is so good it's really tender i thought it  would be a bit more gamey and a bit stronger in  

  • taste but it's just it doesn't taste  that much different from like like  

  • any other kind of steak you'd have  to be honest it's just it's that good  

  • and that is all for today's episode we'll  see you in the next video where we begin  

  • the two-day journey back to salta then  buenos aires argentina and onwards to a new country  

  • see you

my dad has made a new friend  hello poppers oh no not now oh yes

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RUINS of Tilcara (Pucará) ☀️? + Trying LLAMA STEAK for Dinner in Jujuy, Argentina ??

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    Summer posted on 2021/02/22
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