Sometimes we decide our destinations based on food. Okay, a lot of the time. Let’s be honest! You’d do the same if you saw this in your Lonely Planet guide:
“The real reason travelers visit Gaiman is to down pastries at one of several good Welsh teahouses. Most open at 3pm and offer unlimited tea and handmade sweets for US$6.50.”
Honey, we’re taking a detour.
Posted from Gaiman, Chubut Province, Argentina.
Have you ever looked out your window and wondered what lay beyond the horizon? Continue reading
Posted from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina.
After our sketchy crossing from Argentina to Chile, the fourth gear on Peanut went out. Driving the last 5000km in third gear at 40mph didn’t sound too fun, so we found a mechanic.
I’ll have to devote a whole post to the things we learned, shared, and experienced that week, but for now I’ll just sum it up and say our mechanic invited us into his home. With lived with his family for a week. Their hospitality was amazing and we are so thankful!
Now we’re back in Argentina, heading steadily south to the end of the world! We camped at a brewery last night and we’re driving now, so I have to wrap it up!
Posted from Rio Negro, Argentina.
Since we last spoke, Daniel and I have been through Chile, into Argentina, and back to Chile again. Ideally, we’ll jump back into Argentina, back to Chile, back to Argentina, back to Chile… back… uhh… okay, losing track. Basically, we have to cross several more times to get to the isolated tip of Tierra del Fuego and back.
Ideally. Meaning, as long as we don’t get banned from Chile.
The document causing all our problems.
Posted from Colina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile.
As promised, here are the gas prices for the South American countries we’ve visited. All prices are per gallon in US Dollars for regular, unleaded gasoline, except in Peru. In Peru, regular is only 84 octane so we always filled up with 90 octane.
Fuel Prices By Country (South America):
Northern and Central Colombia: $4.35 (as of 6 Jan 2012)
Southern Colombia: $2.92 (as of 7 Jan 2012)
Ecuador: $1.48 (as of 12 Feb 2012)
Peru: $5.26 (as of 25 Feb 2012)
Northern Chile: $6.45(as of 28 Feb 2012)
Northern Argentina: $5.28 (as of 05 Mar 2012)
Argentine Patagonia (south of Bariloche): $3.55 (as of 31 Mar 2012)
Note that unlike Central America, there’s quite a bit of variation between gas prices at different stations and in different parts of the countries. For example, prices in Peru ranged from $4.73 per gallon in Lima to $5.82 per gallon in Juliaca. Prices in Agentina have ranged from $4.72 per gallon in Cafayate to $6.07 per gallon at Paso Jama on the border with Chile. Note also that regular gas (Super) isn’t always available in Argentina even if it’s advertised, so we had to fill up with Premium a few times.
Looking for gas prices in Central America? Check out my earlier post.
Posted from Córdoba, Cordoba, Argentina.