Last updated on February 6th, 2016 at 12:10 am
On the way to Santiago
On the way to Santiago from Mendoza , Argentina . It was a long day . I left Mendoza by bus . There was a problem with demonstrations , the road was closed . The bus driver , couldnt drive me to the road for hitchhiking , as I planned . But , he was a nice guy and he drove me until Uspallata , near the border , between Argentina and Chile . I couldnt get a ride ! I tried in petrol station , talking to people . But there was no way , they told me , a hundred different excuses.
Finallly , I went by bus until the border . The bus stopped before a tunnel . It was 5 kilometers and you werent allowed to go walking . It was between the mountains , landscape was amazing !! For me the most beautiful border check point that I have been overland ! Its 3 400 meters ! People who was working in the tunnel drove me until the exit . Once I was there , I walked around 4 kilometers to the border on the way to Santiago . I got my stamp in the passport and I hitchhiked to Santiago . It was easy to get a ride ! A truck driver , drove me until Andes , where truck drivers have a check point . At that time , there were excavation works on the road and it was closed , 12 hours during the day for Chilean and 12 hours night for Argentina . It was difficult to drive the truck , downhill with the works . The truck driver told me , how to get a ride easily on my way back to Argentina . That information was very useful , on my way back .
In Andes check point , I got a truck . The truck driver drove me until Santiago !! This friendly truck driver on the way to Santiago trip stories … I was gonna meet him again in the road two times more !! Things that you cant imagine will happen , can !! I met him again , hitchhiking to Argentina a couple weeks later !! World is very small !! The truck driver conctacted with Miguel , a friend of mine , who I was traveling with , in Central America .