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BUENOS AIRES TO MENDOZA - consejos!!
Posted March 1st, 2012 - 5:31 pm by from La Plata, Argentina (Permalink)
Bueno...

Pienso salir el miércoles de Buenos Aires a Mendoza, estar unos 3 - 4 días y luego ir a Valparaíso y seguir subiendo... sé que son 20 horas de viaje, pero no hay datos muy precisos en internet sobre cual es la mejor ruta para poder llegar allá. Pienso que me tomará dos días para llegar, no sé...

El pasaje está demasiado caro así que tengo dos opciones: o ir de pasajera en el auto de alguien generoso que vaya por la ruta o hacer dedo, que ya he hecho antes, pero en rutas tan largas como esta me da un poco de miedo. Y si tienen algún dato útil, sobre donde se podría pasar la noche en caso tome más d un día o sobre donde NO debería bajar, por favor háganmelo saber...

Y está demás decir que quien se anime para hacer dedo hasta allá, sería de puta madre juntarnos!!

Dj

Posted March 1st, 2012 - 11:52 pm from Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Posted March 2nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm by from La Plata, Argentina (Permalink)
Gracias Gustavo! qué buena onda!!

Posted March 5th, 2012 - 6:33 pm from La Plata, Argentina
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Posted March 7th, 2012 - 3:38 pm by from La Plata, Argentina (Permalink)
hey nena lo siento! ahora me encuentro en la estacion de buses de buenos aires rumbo hacia a las afueras, pasa que tengo q estar antes del 15 en lima... y si, corro con el tiempo... cualquier consulta q tengas sobre la ruta, te contaré todos los detalles cuando esté allá.

Posted March 8th, 2012 - 5:09 am by from Santa Lucia, Uruguay (Permalink)
ohhh de haberlo visto antes, salgo hoy jueves de bs as a mendoza!!!

podriamos haber ido juntas!!

bueno talves el camino nos encuentre!

suerte!!

Posted March 8th, 2012 - 6:24 am by from Santa Lucia, Uruguay (Permalink)
de ahi voy a santiago de chile pensaba pasar por valparaiso y seguir subiendo a peru. solo que tengo una amiga en chile por lo que me voy a quedar un par de semanas pero talves nos vemos en peru!!
saludos!

Posted March 6th, 2012 - 2:14 pm by from Caxias do Sul, Brazil (Permalink)
Well, I'll write in English because my Spanish is veeeery short, so you probably wouldn't understand me :P

So, I did the same at two months ago and this is how I did:
1) first, I think that's necessary try to leave Buenos Aires and then, out of the city, start to hitchhike (I don't know exactly why this, but as I'm Brazilian, I don't use to feel safe in very big cities). I moved to Chacabuco by bus, and from there started my trip "haciendo dedo" :)
2) Most of the cities in Ruta 7 from Buenos Aires to Mendoza are very small cities, so you must prefer to try in Gas Stations, specially the last Gas Station in the perimeter of each city, because who passes over there always is going to the next city.
3) I made all the way in 4 days, and I think that for you will be the same, because I heard many people talking about the difficult to get rides in that region, because some years ago two german girls disappeared doing the same way, so the people have some fear about give rides and acquire some kind of "guilt" if we disappear too :P In a day, I passed 7 hours in San Luis trying in the road while a friend who was traveling with me was asking in the stopped cars.
4) Some cities in the way can look a little scary at night (and they really are), so if you will get a long ride and arrive in the mid of the night, try to prefer to sleep and go in the next day.
5) THIS IS IMPORTANT: If you stop in San Luis, you must observe a thing: there are two important Gas Stations. In one, just cars stop and in other you will find more trucks. Most of the trucks will go to Mendoza, and most of the cars just go to buy gas in there because is cheaper than in the gas stations inside the city, and after they go back home IN THE CITY. To know if you are in the right gas station, observe when you see the crossing of the roads (will be a small bridge going over the route). If you go right, you will go to the gas station where the trucks are, if you go left (or in the center), you will see the city and go to the wrong station. Going along through the right station, you can walk 2-3 km along the road and find another gas station. That is better. Much more cars and trucks REALLY leaving the city (some to San Rafael, some to Mendoza).

Hope you can understand it in English, if don't, write me and I can try to translate (or ask for somebody do it haha)

Have a nice trip!

Posted March 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm by from La Plata, Argentina (Permalink)
Thank you so much Felipe!!

Two girls disappeared? hope we won´t ... haha. We took notes of the details you gave us and hope we´ll make it in 2 days... :)

Dj