Villa Maria Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Rio Grande
... after we left the ferry the road turns to gravel again and this time for 120 km and the noise and dust returns. It is even worse than this morning , since a lot of trucks use this road to connect the to pieces of Argentina , separated by Chile. Sometimes , when a truck comes from the other direction, it creates so much dust that while passing you can't see a thing for a few seconds. When we reach the Argentinian border it is back to asfalt again and we ...
... a tank of gas and on the road again but this time a dirt road with many holes. The bouncing around helped us digest our lunch ( steak !!!!! again )
The afternoon was similar with more animals including Pataginian gees and pink flamingos.
We once again left Chile to re-enter Argentina. This was a bit shorter of an ordeal.
By the end of the day we had 6 new stamps in ...
... the gate off its hinges and drive in. This apparently is common practice and no one bothers much. But we are now in Tierra Del Fuego, and have crossed the Magellan Straits. Any reference to Del Fuego must mean how they keep themselves warm because there is nothing Del Fuego about it at all. Its 6 Celsius and pouring with rain as we speak. The Southernmost tip of South America lies but 200k to the south and after that we can start travelling towards the ...
... The water was said to be about 4c and we'd have survived around 15 minutes in it, so probably not.
Shortly after the crossing, the paved road ran out and our big double-decker bus continued along a dirt road which was often quite rough and slow. Gently rolling hills covered in yellow-green grass were the entirety of our view. There were occasional guanacos to be seen grazing. These are similar to the llamas in the atacama, but bigger and ...
... and I pulled over to get into my rain gears. As I did not get myself properly organized, I had to searched in all my two bags to get everything out. I climbed the first mountain pass slowly while enjoying the scenary. Then I came to the second one after about 35km. A long and slow climb. The positive part was that so many drivers gave me their encouragement by flashing their lights, honking or just giving me the thumbs up. It is amazing how much ...