Uspallarta is both the name of a small village and a remote pass between Mendoza and Santiago Chile. Travelling between Santiago and Mendoza was a joy, beautiful craggy mountains, twisting roads that double back on them selves over and over, looping up the mountain.
After arriving in Mendoza - I headed back to the village - spent an afternoon on horseback, taking photos when I could convince the beast to steady enough.
Uspallata and the surrounding mountains were considered enough of a double for the Tibetan Himalayas to film Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
- in some of the bars there are shots of a very blond bearded Brad Pitt. Hence the slightly lame title of this blog entry.
I didn't stay much time in Uspallarta - it deserves more time, lots of activities, not much infrastructure, and one of the major transit points across the Andes...
Thanks to Jason, Jess and Colm for posing in the album cover photo 😉
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