Published: August 11th 2007
August 8th 2007
Our friend in Salta
He followed us arround for two days barking at locals and bicycles!
From Bolivia we headed into Argentina. We went straight to Salta for a celebration for Sheetals Birthday. Well there is only one thing to eat in Argentina and that is steak, champagne reception a choice of about 10 different fillet steaks, good wine and all for a fiver each. Our second day in Argentina saw a separation of the group, the adrenalin junkies headed of to Salta Rafting for come zip lining while the rest of us decided to stay in the city for good food, shopping and an afternoon at the cinema.
From argentina we headed to San pedro in Chile and faced our toughest border crossing yet, no fruit veg or meat allowed, all our stuff off the truck and sniffer dogs to check for drugs. A pain in the arse but the border was only a short way from our camp site in San Pedro, the driest place on earth. San pedro is a small dusty town with a few touristy shops but the main reason to go was to visit the valley of the moon for sunset. Unfortunately we managed to miss the sun set by about 10 minutes but still the views of this barren landscape
Our last three days of driving from San Pedro to Santiago were just that, three days of driving, driving and more driving with two nights of free camping on the beach. There is only one thing I can say about chile at this time of year is its COLD do not camp.
We finally arrived in Santiago for our final night out and goodbyes after our journey from Quito of 5348 miles, 6 passenger birthdays, 2 hospital trips and a hell of a good time.
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