Travel Day: San Rafael to Santiago
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May 18th, 2007 – by: twilk76
I chose Tas Choapa. Not a really good decision. The bus seats were small and uncomfortable, and the bus was in bad condition. The price was 45 pesos and took 7 hours, one of which is spent at the border waiting for the border officers to check the baggage of every passenger.
15 minutes out of Mendoza the Andes come into view. I was blown away at the size of those mountains. The drive through the mountains was equally impressive.
Once in Santiago a guy came up to me at the bus station with information on Che Lagarto Hostel. I have heard of the chain before so i went with him. The taxi ride was only about 3 US. The hostel had dorm rooms with bathroom for 13 US includes breakfast. That was the only good thing about this hostel.
I met Joline at the hostel and we went for dinner on Ricardo Cummings street. This street was famous for all its restaurants and bars. We ate at Memo Cafe. I had the lomo ala Pobre, which as i learned is steak with a fried egg on top. The steak had a good flavor to it, but i just dont understand the egg thing. We also ordered a bottle of wine which only cost 6 US, which came to a total of 13 US, very cheap. Went home and shivered all night.
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