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Ruta 40 - It´s a long way down!

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 24 February 2009 | Views [620]

The famous Argentinian Routa 40

The famous Argentinian Routa 40

23rd Feb

Up early to catch the bus on the famous Ruta 40 to El Chalten.  Ruta 40 is the longest road in Argentina running North to South some 3125 miles parallel with the Andes.  Some of the road is unmade making it a slower journey than others.  However, the scenery is stunning , although sometimes a little monotonous.  For this leg of the journey it was a good 14 hours or more.
Slept for most of the journey, before taking an overnight stop in Perito Mereno.

24th Feb

Much of the same as the day before.  More scenery rushing past, more Limas...broken up by pitstops in the back of beyond.  Some of the places were like something out of a Spagetti Western...population 20 (and that includes the dogs!)

Finally got to El Chalten late evening.

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