From Bariloche/Argentina to Chiloe Island/Chile

From Bariloche/Argentina to Castro-Chiloe Island/Chile
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I realized I haven’t been sharing my daily life in here, but mostly focusing on people, places and history. The reason may come from, that I’ve completely adapted to daily life of mine in here, i forgot to realize it. Seeing the snow in Bariloche made me remember that again, with the intention of getting the best view seats of busses later on to cross from Argentina to Chile for one last time. From north of Chile to it’s South, i counted that, i crossed border of it 5 times; 1 from Bolivia, 4 times from Argentina.
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Bus rides in South America usually takes more than 12 hours, which I’ve taken 18 hour bus rides several times (the time, bus spends on road, except your time on terminal, etc). So, whenever I see less than 8 hour busses, i used to think, wow it’s very close, i can even walk it haha… These busses are double decker, toilet in the lower level, free water&cafe (sometimes Cola too) machines on both levels, a few drivers who have seperate cabin in the front like airplane pilots. Just like airplanes, how much you’re willing to pay on bus determines your travel class, like “economy, business, vip, etc” from planes. The differences are the seats and servings, where seats (comfortable couches) can fully recline with private space and surrounding walls, with servings of whisky or wine and hard to finish big main food.
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This video shows my trip from Bariloche/Argentina to Castro-Chiloe Island/Chile. Started the bus ride at 10:00 am, arrived to Castro at 10:30 pm. We crossed And Mountains, dividing 2 countries. I changed a bus at Puerto Montt’s bus terminal, where it had a great view of the sea.
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However, the bus rides in Central America is totally a different story than well organized busses and terminals of South America. They are much more like hop on – hop off style, extremely cheap, very uncomfortable, sometimes 30 year old US highschool busses, sometimes 30 years old Mitsubishi/Toyota collectivos, takes hours to travel very small distances, and you need to watch your belongings carefully, including your huge baggage, to prevent any theft.
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See my previous posts about Chicken Busses from 14 & 30 December 2016