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Back door

You might say we arrived in Argentina through the back door. We had hired a car and driver in Chile to drive us. First we toured the southern part of Chile and then we drove to Ushuaia.

It wasn't easy

Jaime, our driver, drove down a dirt road, unlocked several livestock gates, drove across deserted land, and forged the Rio Rasmussen.We at the border post called Radman. No one had needed their passport stamped for so long there that the officer couldn?t find when he had put the stamp.
After we left the immigration office, we drove all the way to Rio Grande on a road that felt like we were going over an old wash board. In Rio Grande we stopped for fuel and got some refreshments.
We had no sooner gotten on a nice paved road than the car started to sputter, we were out of gas. Seems we had gotten a rock through the gas line on that bumpy road. By that time it was pouring down rain and poor Hemi had to get out and repair the hole.

Cloudy weather

On our way again, we drove through the mountains and beautiful scenery. The rain was turning to sleet and then it was snow. It was dark by the time we got to Ushuaia.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So much to offer
  • Cons:Getting from place to place takes time
  • In a nutshell:I hope to return someday
  • Last visit to Argentina: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    The glaciers are amazing and the sunset looks great, too. Thanks for an interesting page.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2010 at 3:47 AM

    What a lot of different varieties of Birds you saw, and you managed good photo's too! The gardens are beautiful, especially the Lupins. Nice pages.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Hi Kay! Wow you have a totally different experience of Argentina - driving from Chile...interesting, thanks for sharing, Norman :) --- lol, about the shelter hotel tip...

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    The glaciers must be awesome to behold--I don't think I've ever seen one. Good tips on this remote area of Argentina and Chile....

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2008 at 8:23 AM

    the ice breaker looks kinda fun

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2008 at 4:31 AM

    Thanks for the good tips and especially about the chairlift. We hope to be there for Christmas 2009

  • HarmoniousBotch's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    Do they serve lox on the Bagle channel tours?

  • Sambawalk's Profile Photo
    Jun 28, 2008 at 5:26 AM

    Gd tips of Argentina. I love to go hopefully next year.

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 10:15 PM

    One of my favorite countries in the world!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2008 at 5:59 AM

    Fascinating page. There's so much to Argentina that we didn't see - like you I would love to go back. Even in Ushuaia, we missed the Estancia Harberton which looks lovely. Great sunset photo too :)


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