Northwest Argentina is a magical place filled with mountains that continually change colours, ancient indigenous culture and traditions, villages that warm your heart upon seeing and roads with landscapes that keep on surprising you with their beauty. A truly magical place, Jujuy and Salta are part of the soul of Argentina and are not to missed if you want to gain a complete understanding of the Argentine culture and its people. Photographer Celine Massa shares her photos of a recent trip up north.
Purmamarca (Jujuy), is famous for 'el cerro de los siete colores' (the hill of the seven colours).
Markets close for the afternoon siesta in Purmamarca (Jujuy).
Cardon, a type of cactus from northern Argentina fills the desert landscape.
A protest against international buses working in Argentina blocks the road in La Quiaca (Jujuy).
Wiphala flags wave in the wind at a protest against international buses working in Argentina in La Quiaca (Jujuy).
Bolivians cross the border loaded with merchandise to be distributed in Argentina (Jujuy).
Laguna de los pozuelos (Jujuy), known for holding a large population of flamencos reflects the perfect sky.
Laguna de los pozuelos (Jujuy), known for holding a large population of flamencos shows signs of drought.
Llamas heading south in Laguna de los pozuelos (Jujuy).
Humahuaca's (Jujuy) colourful cemetery.
Overlooking Iruya town (Salta), the "town hanging from the sky" as it is sometimes known.
Workmen fill bags with salt in Salinas Grandes.
The ancient Quilmes Ruins (Tucuman).
A lone man plays his guitar in the Ampiteatro (Salta).
The amazing landscape of the Valles Calchaquies (Salta).