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Day 366 Posadas, Argentina: Midnight run.

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Tick tock, tick tock, I am running out of time. There was two more things that I had to check off the South America list and that was Iguazu Falls and Paraguay, my last country to complete the full cycle. Luckily, doing this zig zag route would knock off both in one undulating pattern.
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Photos: Aconcagua. The highest mountain in the Americas.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

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Just to prove that I am not lying. Concrete proof.
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I had a long ass walk to get these photos. This is at the entrance to the park after the two hour walk up the highway from Puente del Inca.
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Entrance to the park.
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That be ice covering that lake. It gets a tad bit cold at night. Thats why I sleep with my Fanta in the sleeping bag. Don?t want to bruise the flavor.
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Up close and personal, the glaciers of the south side.
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The money shot. The lagos and the montania.
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Better shot of the lakes.
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Some petroglyphs.
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Some valley shots of the mountains.
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At the base of the mountains in the back is where the freeway was. I was so happy that my laptop, books, and other miscellaneous crap was able to accompany me on the long ass journey.
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Photos: Upsullata, Argentina: South Americas Himalayas

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
100_2659.jpg A good shot of the city and the ?Himalayan background.? You can see the trail through the desert stuff to get up this mountain. View image A good shot of the surrounding mountains. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 320 Santiago, Chile: Hitchhiking with truckers.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
100_2710.jpg Since we were going the same basic route, Laura and I decided to travel together. The options we had were to pay $55A for the tourist bus from Mendoza (she didn't like the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 319 Puente Del Inca: Heavy trekking.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
100_2671.jpg I had to be up early since the bus left at 8:30am and I wanted to buy supplies before I left. I was out of propane for my cooking burner, and I had ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 318 Upsallata, Argentina: Camino del Cruces walk.

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006
100_2667.jpg Did I say it was cold at night. I am kind of thinking I made a mistake by getting only the 0 degree sleeping bag as I froze my ass off. I ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 317 Guess where.

Saturday, April 15th, 2006
100_2662.jpg Hint: Siete dias en Tibet. Make that Siete Anos en Tibet. Segundo: Brad Pitt. ************CORRECTION******************************************* As my mom put it, "I don't get it." Well, I guess when one of the clues is wrong, it ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 316 Mendoza, Argentina: Tent life of a bum.

Saturday, April 15th, 2006
IMG_2540.jpg Not to much to mention today since I didnít leave the camping grounds at all. Since I had my stash of food there was no need to head into town. I was ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 315 Mendoza, Argentina: Con no photos.

Saturday, April 15th, 2006
The hard facts about Mendoza are: Founded in 1561, at an altitude of 760M, the provincial capital is a university city of almost a million inhabitants. Modern quake-resistant construction has replaced fallen historic buildings, but Mendoza retains a very ... [Continue reading this entry]

Day 314 Mendoza, Argentina: Buuuuuuuuusssssssss ride.

Saturday, April 15th, 2006
IMG_2542.jpg I actually was up without even needing the alarm clock. My stuff was totally packed so all I had to do was throw on my already prepared clothes, brush my teeth, and I ... [Continue reading this entry]