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.