Published: October 27th 2011October 27th 2011
We thought we were bus veterans. We´ve been on Cruz del Sur in Peru complete with bus attendant, toilet and meals. We´ve been on buses packed with overdressed locals across a pass at 4800 m watching Dances with Wolves in Spanish. We´ve been on Bolivian buses sellotaped together which pick their own way through the rocky desert whilst new patches of road are built.
For days we´ve been dreading our 18 hour journey from Salta to Mendoza. We picked Flechabus especially because they looked new and had suspension so were disappointed whenthey palmed us off on the mystery company Ándesmar´.
Now this Andesmar is no National Express. Oh no. Its far far superior. We´re talking (almost) full Cama, bus attendant, meals toilet. This sounds like Cruz del Sur in Peru? Wait until I tell you they have in-journey Bingo with a bottle of Mendoza wine as the prize. Films in English. Meals that cater for a vegetarian and include wine. A bus attendant who cleaned the floor when we were 3 hours in. Add to this the quality of Argentine roads (they even have lines painted on) and you have yourself an executive bus experience worthy of a blog. Adios amigos!