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Crossing the Andes: Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina

September 6, 2012

Santiago was my last stop in Chile and Mendoza is the closest Argentinian city to it. There are regular scheduled buses coming from Santiago de Chile’s bus terminal to Mendoza.

The bus ride took about 6 and half hours. Because this route crosses the Andes, there may be times when buses are not able to pass through because of icy/snowy road conditions.

I booked my seat with CATA bus line the day before for around …

Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

September 4, 2012

As soon as we reached Uyuni after the Salar de Uyuni tour from Tupiza, I knew I didn’t want to stay even a day in Uyuni.

While the town was not as bad as I’ve heard, there’s just not much to do there. It was very small and most people really only stop there for the Salar. I asked Maria, our cook from the tour, before saying goodbye how I could get to San …