Villa Maria Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... again. Altough silence in an old car is relative. 60 km after the border we reach Rio Grande and after unloading the car, we found a place to valet the car, so it could be cleaned in- and outside. Due to the fact that the rubber of the booth is not sealing properly, it is also full of grey dust. After every one has arrived at the hotel the total score was two flat (destroyed ) tires, a car fire which was quickly extinguished and some other small ...
... Both country are paper and stamp happy......
When I asked an officer at the Argentine border why it was so complicated to travel from Argentina to Chile and back? he looked at me straight in the face and said " they stole our country" huummmm !
We arrived at the hotel in Rio Grande before anyone else of course :-)
And what did we have for dinner? ( steak )
... Their long necks made them quite giraffe-like, and they ran with a similar elegant, deceptively fast gait.
The Argentines and Chileans don't have the highest regard for eachother; one way that this manifests itself is in border crossings where the maximum annoyance is gratuitously inflicted on both sides. After having our passports scrutinised for over an hour, the Argentinian border staff declared that they would check all the bags on the ...
... get from these little gestures. So please, next time you see some cyclists with bags, give them a little thumbs up, it is always appreciated. On top of the climb, my body was killing me so I found a small dirt road off the main highway and set up camp. There was a small glacial creek so I filtered some water for drinking and cleaned myself a little in very cold water. I quickly cooked up dinner, stretched and felt asleep right away once I ...
A long day's journey back to the mainland and into Chile to Punta Arenas. Thanks to the road and border you have to cross into Chile, then back into Argentina and then back into Chile again and given the slightly frosty relations between them in the region a lot of time was spent having luggage searched for any stray apples... ...