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Nov 16, 2013 - Bahai Bustamante

Tuesday was a very long day, and we left Pemue Hue with sad hearts and a few tears - particularly as the children said goodbye to the kittens. We arrived at the airport to find out that our flight was delayed by an hour (which extended to an hour and a half), so a longer wait at Bariloche airport instead of Buenos Aires airport – at least we had a view of the snow-capped mountains, although when we did arrive in Buenos Aires, it was a balmy 24 degrees as opposed to the rather colder Bariloche. Another 45 minute delay for our flight to...

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Nov 23, 2012 - The longest drive

A very long day on less exciting roads punctuated by exciting wildlife spotting: A hare An armadillo A rhea with chicks Flamingoes Guanacos Petrol complicated by power cuts at petrol stations, therefore requiring patience. Petrol station lunch - coffee and sandwiches Nodding donkeys I drove the central section. Urban hotel but in a town beside the Atlantic. Delicious seafood dinner - crab and shrimp.

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La Gira Andina 2012

Dec 11, 2010 - Comodo Rivadavia intermediate city on way to Los Antiguos

This is only to help see on the map our route...we did not stop here except to change buses onward to Perito Moreno where we arrived at 10 pm. It was our intent to stay here the night and visit the caves where handprints were found. Unfortunately, the next bus out to Los Antiguos was not going until 11 am tomor and we hoped to be on our way to Chile by then. Also, we saw no ON accomodations nearby, thus requiring us to get a taxi to town which was a ways away. The LP gives no info on this town so we do not even know where we would be going,...

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May 18, 2010 - La déviation de la Route 40 - 1ère étape

Pour aller du nord au sud de la Patagonie, le plus simple est d'emprunter la mythique route 40 de Bariloche à El Calafate. Mais les dernières centaines de kilomètres n'étant qu'une piste de terre, la route 40 est fermée en hiver. La route alternative est assez longue, elle nous fait faire un gros détour par la côte atlantique. On doit prendre un bus pour 15 heures de trajet jusqu'à Comodoro Rivadavia, où on arrive à 7h du matin. Là, on doit attendre le bus pour Rio Gallegos, qui part à 20h. Ça nous laisse toute la journée pour découvrir...

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Dec 18, 2007 - Comodoro Rivadavia: We fly at 10..no 11..no 12..no 3pm

“Here I go again on my own...like a drifter I was born to live alone…” not having my travelling partner to annoy with my dulcet tones that she loved so much I’m reduced to singing to myself to keep myself company as I hit the road again solo, it feels so weird after the amazing 2 months with Tamara but here I go anyways. My final destination is Puerto Madryn on the Atlantic coast which apart from flying is a very long journey overland. I decided to it with a combination of flying and busriding so book a flight to Comodoro Rivadia an oil...

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EZ Duz it!

Dec 4, 2007 - Argentina - Comodora Rivadavia

The ride north has begun. The terrain has largely been very flat and featureless (and it doesn't change after hundreds of miles). The only respite has been the constant sidewinds for the last few days. Actually, whatever direction we are heading there is always a sidewind. Riding at a jaunty angle has become the norm and passing trucks and buses will always break the monotony. So, there you go.

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Dec 1, 2007 - Comodoro Rivadavia

Ankommen - umsteigen - weiterfahren. Mehr als den Busbahnhof und einen Bancomaten haben wir von Comodoro nicht gesehen. Unterwegs die Aussicht auf die patagonische Steppe - stundenlang. Können vorneweg nehmen, dass wir unterdessen etwa 23 Stunden (rund 1800 km) durch die gleiche Landschaft gefahren sind.

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Feb 28, 2007 - Patagonia days 1 - 4

Flew from Busenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia. Got up at 4am to catch 6am flight. Even though we were at the airport, due to a "stuff up", did not catch that flight and had to wait until 12.30pm. Travelled from Comodoro to El Chalten overland with 2 other passengers (a Spanish couple, Sesc and Laura) who were on their honeymoon. "Cueva de las Manos" or Cave of the Hands is very similar to aboriginal handprints. Lakes Posadas (blue - glacial lake) and Pueyrredon (green - sedimentary) are separated by a narrow strip of land. Very windy as can...

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Apr 5, 2006 - stop #2 - Comodora Rivadavia

After 13 hours on the bus, it was time for a break. A 2 hour layover afforded time to have a nice dinner, if we could find a nice restaurant near the bus terminal. Off we set, looking for what might be a needle in haystack. But fortune was looking kindly upon us. After a mere two blocks walk, we were on the main street in a large town (the first time ever the bus terminal was near the center of town!) A great dinner ensued and we were geared up for the final leg - 12 hours, overnight to El Bolson. JyT

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Feb 8, 2006 - Voyage vers la Péninsule Valdés

Aujourd'hui nous quittons Ushuaia mais nous restons encore un peu en Patagonie car nous partons vers la Péninsule Valdés, encore un site classé, oú se trouvent quantités de pingouins et leurs amis les Lions de Mer. Seulement pour une fois nous ne partons pas en bus mais en avion! Grand luxe! L'avion est un petit coco à hélice qui fait un boucan d'enfer mais c'est un vrai plaisir d'être là car non seulement il nous fait économiser 30 heures de bus mais surtout le temps est superbe et nous quittons Ushuaia par les airs. Le survol de la ville...

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Feb 2, 2006 - Comodoro Rivadavia

Today was a stop gap before the next overnight bus down to Rio Gallegos. We spent most of the day on the pebbled beach catching up on sleep and taking it easy while being able to fully stretch out and move around. Come 9pm it was time for the bus and another night of sleep on the road. Day 342 complete

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Jan 20, 2006 - Travel to El Calafate, part 1

So this route is the hell that we discovered when researching all the options in El Bolson. To get from El Bolson to El Calafate, a town due south, you have to first cross the entire country to the Atlantic Ocean, travel down the coast for many hours, and then cross back west and north to get to El Calafate. The extra hours this trip takes is part of the reason we had to cancel Futalefu from our plans. But there are simply no other roads that buses travel on. Just one, Route 40, and only a sight-seeing tour bus goes down it charging about...

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