Sweet Sweet Moon
Under the portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, who moved to Argentina in search of gold, Matthias from Sweet Sweet Moon is picking his violin. The former house of English settlers, that is now used as a hostel, is a very traditional and welcoming place. Embedded in the beautifully sparse landscape of the province Jujuy in North West Argentina it emanates tranquility. In this picture-perfect setting Sweet Sweet Moon play “I Do You Good”, wandering through the house and the patio. Like every decent house in Argentina the place has its own BBQ, where Lukas is leaning with his cello, waiting for his cue. Under the watchful eyes of the cat the band passes by the grapevines on to the backyard. With a nice mountain range backdrop Sweet Sweet Moon show their playful approach of making music.
Like most people travelling in the valley Quebrada de Humahuaca in the province Jujuy in the North West of Argentina, we only passed Maimará and headed towards the better known Tilcara. However, we did not stay in the small town for long. Not that Tilcara was not picturesque, but it was brimming with young backpackers and thus not exactly what we’ve been looking for. We were up to something less touristy and more down-to-earth, so we finally stranded less than 10 kilometres down the road in Maimará. In the village of Maimará we just followed the dusty main road until we came by a lovely renovated, traditional house with an inviting hostel sign. It was founded by English settlers, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, whose portraits are still overlooking the dining room. The house is built around a patio with grapevines and BBQ, furnished with items made out of wood or cactus (!) and beautifully decorated with colourful blankets and lama statues made out of clay.