Travel Blog for Fredrik and Gunnhild


Santiago to Mendoza

Santiago to Mendoza

We got up early for our drive over the Andes to Mendoza.

We had some great views of the Andes with fresh snow on the peeks and no clouds in the sky at all. We where driving more or less directly to the Argentine border, with a few stops for stretching our legs and a short stop for lunch. The border passing took a bit more than an hour, that supposedly are fast 🙂

The longer we got into Argentina the less steep and more rounded the mountains were.

A few kilometers into Argentina we stopped by the Inca bridge. The Inca empire stretched down here from Peru. The mountains changed when we where driving longer into Argentina. they got less steep and more rounded.

Just before we where going onto the highway to Mendoza, we where told that there was a blockade on the highway so we had to take a longer way into Mendoza, of course when you get off the highway it is more to see 🙂 So I was happy about that.

We had a prepaid dinner at the hotel.


After the long flight to Santiago we were looking for a shower at the hotel , but the rooms were not ready. So we started with a city tour, mostly with bus. But also a short walk in the city center. We had a great lunch with sea food.

We got a small extension on the tour where we drove by the national stadium, and our tour guide told us about how it was to live in Chile under the dictator ship time.

In the evening we had a great dinner where we presented our self to the group.

Now it is 0900 and we are waiting for our flight to Easter Island.