Santiago to Buenos Aires
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September 21st, 2006 – by: BrownSugarT86
I'm not gonna lie I was scared as hell! We had to go up this winding road that wove up the side of one of the moutains in a 40 foot bus.
Once we got to Mendoza we saw we had about two hours to fool around in the bus station. So what do we do you ask? Take advantage of the fact that we were in South America and found the nearest restaurant to endulge in cheap but tasty wine of course! It was quite fun getting tipsy in the train station, but the time rolled around where we needed to catch our bus. We went back over to where the bus was supposed to be... but it was no where to be found. We weren't sure if we were in the wrong place or not so we went and asked the women at the info desk for our company. We asked her where the 7 o'clock bus left from. She said it left from where we were... but at 7 o'clock. We were a bit confused. How could it have left at 7 o'clock if it was 6:55???? Then we had an epiphany virtually at the same time.
So they did... and we were definately the only ones on a bus that could hold at least 70 people. It was pretty cool. We were living like queens... despite the 20 hour ride ahead of us. We actaully were able to sleep most of the way thanks to my tylenol simply sleep pills and when we woke we were just a few hours away from the city. The Argentine route to Buenos Aires wasn't nearly as scenic as the Chilean side. It was pretty flat and boring. I kind of had a feeling like I was in Texas or something. But eventaully we arrived in Buenos Aires and the festivities were to begin...
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