Friday, April 9, 2010

If you ever get the chance... take a 28 hour bus ride in Argentina, you should at once. Sitting on a bus for 28 hours isn’t the most fun thing in the world, but the various landscapes are impressive.

Set out from Bariloche at 9 am Tuesday, arrived in El Calafate at 1pm the next day. We had 10 minute stops in Esquel, Rio Gallegos, Comodoro Rivadavia, plus a few Podunk gas stations and roads here and there.

The best (or worst) part of the bus ride was the occasional closed paved road in the middle of nowhere, which resulted in taking the dirt road right beside the unoccupied highway for 30 minute chunks. Nonetheless, a bit bumpy. Also, the 40 mph speed limit, and at time moving at 5 mph, made the journey a bit slow.

Supplies needed for 28 hour bus ride:
-1 bag of salami
-1 package of sliced cheese
-loaf of bread
-several handfuls of peanuts
-1.5 Liters of Argentinian Orange Soda
-2 Oranges
-Patience ( iPod and Spanish study Materials)

Another closed yet completely empty road making us take the dirt path:

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