Chile-Argentina

 

Chile – Argetina

Depois de sairmos do centro de Santiago fomos em direcao a fronteira com a Argentina, passando por varias cidadezinhas muito interessantes, entre elas, Colina, Calle Larga, Los Andes e Curimon em que se veem casas, predios, estancias vitivinicolas muito antigas com muros e paredes feitos de adobe – capim e barro. Parecem cidades que pararam no tempo, mas ainda continuam construindo com o mesmo sistema.

De Los Andes passamos por Rio Branco e chegamos a Juncal – onde se inicia o trajeto das mais de 25 curvas do tramo que cruza a Cordilheira dos Andes. Ja haviamos cruzado da Argentina para o Chile, ou seja, descend os caracoles quado fomos a Ushuaia. Desta vez, estamos indo no sentido contrario, do Chile para a Argentina e subindo.  Este trecho esta em obras e uma so pista disponivel assim que tivemos que esperar numa fila na maioria de caminhoes por mais ou menos meia hora. Depois, la fomos nos a subir, serpenteando ao redor dos Andes.

Depois de passar pelos Caracoles chega-se ao Tunel Cristo Redentor que possui 3 metros de comprimento e e dentro dele que se encontra a divisa entre o Chile e a Argentina – e uma fronteira na qual se passa “por debaixo” da montanha. Depois disto chega-se ao Compejo Integrado los Horcones que e o complex fronteirico dos dois paises integrado num so local – tramites muito mais simples e rapidos. Atravessamos para olado Argentino e isto ja era noite, assim que nao tenho muitas fotos dai, nem consegui  marcar nossa passage pelo Aconcagua, mas tenho fotos da outra viagem…Neste trajeto existem cidades turisticas com pousadas, passeios de inverno e para aqueles que querem praticar esportes de inverno…muito lindo. Chegamos a cidade de Uspallata onde pernoitamos.

No dia seguinte seguimos em direcao a Mendoza. Neste trecho ainda se passa por montanhas e existem uma infinidade de tuneis a serem percorridos. Um dos trechos possui 9 tuneis em sequencia e numerados.Temos amigos ao sul de Mendoza que iriamos visitor em Tunuyan, mas eles tambem estavam em viagem a Puerto Madryn, que alias e uma cidade muito linda – na costa – assim que seguimos na Ruta 7 passando por muitas vinicolas, plantacoes de uva, oliveiras e esta e uma  das regioes  vitivinicolas da Argentina. De Mendoza passamos por San Luis ate chegar em Va.Mercedes onde pernoitamos numa estacion de servicio YPF.

Aqui na Argentina, como no Chile, eles reverenciam algumas figuras com homenagens na beira da estrada. Sao tipicos o “Gauchito Gil” com homenagens com enfeites “colorados” e a “Difunta Correa” com casitas com sua figura colocada la dentro e na qua los motoristas depositam garrafas PET cheias de agua, pedindo sua protecao. Na volta da Cordilheira e onde mais se veem as garrafas – uma quantidade incrivel.

Chile-Argentina-English

After leaving Santiago we went towards the border of Chile and Argentina passing through several small and very interesting towns such as Colina, Calle Larga, Los Andes and Curimon in which there are houses, buildings, grape farms that are very old having theirs walls made out of adobe. They seem to be towns which have stopped in time but they still build with the same system up to now.

From Los Andes we passed by Rio Branco and Juncal where we start the passage through the winding road called “Caracoles”(over 26 curves)  which goes up the Andes Range. We had already crossed the Caracoles from Argentina to Chile when we went to Ushuaia. This means we went down. This time we are going the opposite way – going up. This part of the road is under construction with only one lane, so we had to wait in a very long line, mostly trucks, for about half an hour. Then, up we went, winding around the Andes Range.

After crossing the Caracoles we get to Tunel Cristo Redentor which is about 2 miles long and it is inside the tunnel where lies the border of Chile and Argentina. This is s border in which one crosses “under” the mountain…After that you get to the border facilities called Complejo Integrado los Horcones – which is integrated  border facilities for both countries making crossing procedures simpler and faster. Besides Argentina belongs to Mercosul (integration among several South American countries) which makes it even easier for us to cross the border of these countries. We crossed over to Argentina but this was night already, so I was not able to take many pictures of this area, not even from the Aconcagua which lies in this part, but I do have pictures of it from one of the other trips. In this area there are several touristic towns with hostels and winter sports – very nice. From here we went up to the town of Uspallata where we stayed.

The next day we went towards Mendoza. At this part we still go through some mountains and there are a great number of tunnels to cross. One of the stretches has 9 tunnels in a row, all numbered. We have friends south of Mendoza we were going to visit but they had already planned a trip to Puerto Madryn, which is a very nice town at the coast, so we followed Ruta 7 passing by several wineries, grape farms, olive farms and this is one of the wine producing regions of Argentina. From Mendoza we went through San Luis,  and after Va.Mercedes where we stayed overnight at a YPF gas station.

Here in Argentina, as happens in Chile, they pay homage to some “entities” by the roadside. One of them is “Gauchito Gil” with references of red ornaments; and the “Difunta Correa”, who died in the desert without water but her baby survived since she breastfed him even after having passed on.  There are little houses with her figure inside where motorist, especially truck drivers, leave plastic bottles filled with water hoping for her protection on the road. By the Andes is where one sees the biggest number of bottles – it’s an amazingly big number of bottles. 

Chile-Argentina-English

After leaving Santiago we went towards the border of Chile and Argentina passing through several small and very interesting towns such as Colina, Calle Larga, Los Andes and Curimon in which there are houses, buildings, grape farms that are very old having theirs walls made out of adobe. They seem to be towns which have stopped in time but they still build with the same system up to now.

From Los Andes we passed by Rio Branco and Juncal where we start the passage through the winding road called “Caracoles”(over 26 curves)  which goes up the Andes Range. We had already crossed the Caracoles from Argentina to Chile when we went to Ushuaia. This means we went down. This time we are going the opposite way – going up. This part of the road is under construction with only one lane, so we had to wait in a very long line, mostly trucks, for about half an hour. Then, up we went, winding around the Andes Range.

After crossing the Caracoles we get to Tunel Cristo Redentor which is about 2 miles long and it is inside the tunnel where lies the border of Chile and Argentina. This is s border in which one crosses “under” the mountain…After that you get to the border facilities called Complejo Integrado los Horcones – which is integrated  border facilities for both countries making crossing procedures simpler and faster. Besides Argentina belongs to Mercosul (integration among several South American countries) which makes it even easier for us to cross the border of these countries. We crossed over to Argentina but this was night already, so I was not able to take many pictures of this area, not even from the Aconcagua which lies in this part, but I do have pictures of it from one of the other trips. In this area there are several touristic towns with hostels and winter sports – very nice. From here we went up to the town of Uspallata where we stayed.

The next day we went towards Mendoza. At this part we still go through some mountains and there are a great number of tunnels to cross. One of the stretches has 9 tunnels in a row, all numbered. We have friends south of Mendoza we were going to visit but they had already planned a trip to Puerto Madryn, which is a very nice town at the coast, so we followed Ruta 7 passing by several wineries, grape farms, olive farms and this is one of the wine producing regions of Argentina. From Mendoza we went through San Luis,  and after Va.Mercedes where we stayed overnight at a YPF gas station.

Here in Argentina, as happens in Chile, they pay homage to some “entities” by the roadside. One of them is “Gauchito Gil” with references of red ornaments; and the “Difunta Correa”, who died in the desert without water but her baby survived since she breastfed him even after having passed on.  There are little houses with her figure inside where motorist, especially truck drivers, leave plastic bottles filled with water hoping for her protection on the road. By the Andes is where one sees the biggest number of bottles – it’s an amazingly big number of bottles. 

Chile-Argentina-English

After leaving Santiago we went towards the border of Chile and Argentina passing through several small and very interesting towns such as Colina, Calle Larga, Los Andes and Curimon in which there are houses, buildings, grape farms that are very old having theirs walls made out of adobe. They seem to be towns which have stopped in time but they still build with the same system up to now.

From Los Andes we passed by Rio Branco and Juncal where we start the passage through the winding road called “Caracoles”(over 26 curves)  which goes up the Andes Range. We had already crossed the Caracoles from Argentina to Chile when we went to Ushuaia. This means we went down. This time we are going the opposite way – going up. This part of the road is under construction with only one lane, so we had to wait in a very long line, mostly trucks, for about half an hour. Then, up we went, winding around the Andes Range.

After crossing the Caracoles we get to Tunel Cristo Redentor which is about 2 miles long and it is inside the tunnel where lies the border of Chile and Argentina. This is s border in which one crosses “under” the mountain…After that you get to the border facilities called Complejo Integrado los Horcones – which is integrated  border facilities for both countries making crossing procedures simpler and faster. Besides Argentina belongs to Mercosul (integration among several South American countries) which makes it even easier for us to cross the border of these countries. We crossed over to Argentina but this was night already, so I was not able to take many pictures of this area, not even from the Aconcagua which lies in this part, but I do have pictures of it from one of the other trips. In this area there are several touristic towns with hostels and winter sports – very nice. From here we went up to the town of Uspallata where we stayed.

The next day we went towards Mendoza. At this part we still go through some mountains and there are a great number of tunnels to cross. One of the stretches has 9 tunnels in a row, all numbered. We have friends south of Mendoza we were going to visit but they had already planned a trip to Puerto Madryn, which is a very nice town at the coast, so we followed Ruta 7 passing by several wineries, grape farms, olive farms and this is one of the wine producing regions of Argentina. From Mendoza we went through San Luis,  and after Va.Mercedes where we stayed overnight at a YPF gas station.

Here in Argentina, as happens in Chile, they pay homage to some “entities” by the roadside. One of them is “Gauchito Gil” with references of red ornaments; and the “Difunta Correa”, who died in the desert without water but her baby survived since she breastfed him even after having passed on.  There are little houses with her figure inside where motorist, especially truck drivers, leave plastic bottles filled with water hoping for her protection on the road. By the Andes is where one sees the biggest number of bottles – it’s an amazingly big number of bottles. 

Chile-Argentina-English

After leaving Santiago we went towards the border of Chile and Argentina passing through several small and very interesting towns such as Colina, Calle Larga, Los Andes and Curimon in which there are houses, buildings, grape farms that are very old having theirs walls made out of adobe. They seem to be towns which have stopped in time but they still build with the same system up to now.

From Los Andes we passed by Rio Branco and Juncal where we start the passage through the winding road called “Caracoles”(over 26 curves)  which goes up the Andes Range. We had already crossed the Caracoles from Argentina to Chile when we went to Ushuaia. This means we went down. This time we are going the opposite way – going up. This part of the road is under construction with only one lane, so we had to wait in a very long line, mostly trucks, for about half an hour. Then, up we went, winding around the Andes Range.

After crossing the Caracoles we get to Tunel Cristo Redentor which is about 2 miles long and it is inside the tunnel where lies the border of Chile and Argentina. This is s border in which one crosses “under” the mountain…After that you get to the border facilities called Complejo Integrado los Horcones – which is integrated  border facilities for both countries making crossing procedures simpler and faster. Besides Argentina belongs to Mercosul (integration among several South American countries) which makes it even easier for us to cross the border of these countries. We crossed over to Argentina but this was night already, so I was not able to take many pictures of this area, not even from the Aconcagua which lies in this part, but I do have pictures of it from one of the other trips. In this area there are several touristic towns with hostels and winter sports – very nice. From here we went up to the town of Uspallata where we stayed.

The next day we went towards Mendoza. At this part we still go through some mountains and there are a great number of tunnels to cross. One of the stretches has 9 tunnels in a row, all numbered. We have friends south of Mendoza we were going to visit but they had already planned a trip to Puerto Madryn, which is a very nice town at the coast, so we followed Ruta 7 passing by several wineries, grape farms, olive farms and this is one of the wine producing regions of Argentina. From Mendoza we went through San Luis,  and after Va.Mercedes where we stayed overnight at a YPF gas station.

Here in Argentina, as happens in Chile, they pay homage to some “entities” by the roadside. One of them is “Gauchito Gil” with references of red ornaments; and the “Difunta Correa”, who died in the desert without water but her baby survived since she breastfed him even after having passed on.  There are little houses with her figure inside where motorist, especially truck drivers, leave plastic bottles filled with water hoping for her protection on the road. By the Andes is where one sees the biggest number of bottles – it’s an amazingly big number of bottles. 

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