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... went on until 5am. It was a good chance to try to improve a bit on our Spanish as some of the other guests couldn't speak English and somehow with our few words and lot of actions we got by! We spent a few days there visiting other parts of the island, sampling the famous seafood in a dish called curanto (amazing!) and having another group BBQ but then we had to move on, not least to catch up on sleep! We really enjoyed the ...
Los Andes is the gateway city to the Chilean ski resort of Portillo and to the trans-andean tunnel at the border crossing with Argentina at the Uspallata Pass in the Andes mountain range. Founded in 1791 as Santa Rosa de Los Andes and located in the Valparaíso Region of Chile.
Our plan was to pass through Los Andes on the 18th on route to Mendoza and then stay here on the 19th on our way back up to the north.
Change of plans. It turned out that ...
... we ascended, since it did so faster than we did. Then we hit Los Caracoles, a series of 27 tight hairpin turns leading up to a 3,000 metre high ski resort that marked our exit from Chile. The road was a little jarring but the views were jaw dropping; no wonder it's listed as one of the most beautiful and dangerous roads in the world. A few die-hards savoured the spring skiing conditions and no doubt the vistas from the top as well.
Check out the pictures and this link to google maps for our 24 hairpin assent into the mountains! - click here
The views were spectacular and I hope I do New Zealand no dis-service but it was much wilder in places.
Safely through to Mendoza we found Hostel Lao not far from the bus station and new friends.
I'm sure Julie would have liked to have rested when she arrived in Santiago, but unfortunately, I couldn't let that happen, and after dropping her bags chez Oscar, I dragged her to central station to catch a train to San Francisco. Julie was happy, associating this place with the US And Oscar was happy that we were going to this festival that he was desperate to go to. Me, ...
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Av. Argentina, 1100, Los Andes | Hotelfrom $60