Inca Cueva is, despite the name, not a cave but a rock formation in JuJuy, one of the northernmost provinces in Argentina. It has amazing wall paintings dating back 9000 years at the oldest. But unlike Cueva de las Manos, which is located in the northern Patagonia region and known for its stenciled hand paintings, Inca Cueva is not well-known. And it definitely deserves more attention.
From Humahuaca, the closest town to the site, you can take a local bus running north on route 9 .Tell the driver that you want to go to Inca Cueva, then he’ll drop you in the middle of the road. On your left hand side, you’ll find a small path going down and once you get down to the field, you can just follow the riverbed (it has dried up) towards the site. I was told it was easy to find your way there, but it wasn’t obvious to me at the time. I’m very bad at directions. If you’re the same way, you should keep a close eye on where you’re going, but otherwise you’ll be fine.
After about two hours of hiking with a breathtaking view, I finally found the cave (though, as I said, it’s technically not a cave). But you can’t get close without a guide, as there is a fence and a locked gate around it. You’ll need to find a friendly gentlemen who goes by Sergio. I passed a couple of people who didn’t know where to find him, luckily I already knew where to go.
The first step is to stand near the cave, look around for a white flag standing on the top of a small hill. Start climbing and after you get to the top (it’s not that high, don’t worry), you’ll see a small house in the distance. At some point, Sergio’s dog may hear you coming and start barking. If this happens, don’t worry, Sergio is probably already on his way to you. He’s an extremely nice guy, and will show you around and explain everything about the paintings. Also, don’t forget to give him a fair tip at the end (there’s no fixed price). In fact, I suggest you ask what a fair tip would be before you leave Humahuaca.
It’s not a very easy place to get to. But the paintings, the view, and the environment are absolutely worth seeing.
When I was living in New Zealand, I had a party with my friends at a Chinese restaurant. We drank this dangerous Chinese wine “Baijiu”. After the party, I couldn’t go back to my room and fell asleep at the door. Because it is around 50％ alcohol by volume.
Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout/ハーディウッドパーク ジンジャーブレッドスタウト
I like trying unique beers and this is one of the best ones I’ve had this year.
When I was on a two-day trek from Mt. Tsubakuro to Mt. Jonen, I spent a night at the Daitenso campsite, which is located at an elevation of 2922 meters and only ten minutes away from the top of Mt. Otensho. It’s got an amazing panoramic view of the Northern Japan Alps spread out in front of you. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t stable and it was quite hazy that day so we couldn’t really see those mountain ranges. But at around dusk, we were finally able to see a mystical view of Mt. Yari set amongst sunset colored haze.
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Sleeman Honey Brown Lager/ スリーマン ハニー・ブラウン・ラガー (ビール)
It’s pretty hard to chose my favorite drink, but one that I miss a lot from Canada is Sleemans Honey Brown Lager. It’s best in summer because it’s really smooth and refreshing. In Toronto here’s no better way to spend a weekend during summer than by heading up to the cottage and having a couple Sleemans by the lake. It’s awesome.
I usually drink bourbon or whiskey. It doesn’t fill me up like beer, and in summer I think a cold highball is more refreshing. I usually buy less expensive bourbon like Jim Beam or Johnny Walker. On special occasions like Christmas or my birthday, I usually get a nice single malt as a gift from my friends. Or I might buy it myself if I’m in the mood.