Bienvenido a Chile,

That’s what the sign says!

Back again, same sign, better weather and great company! Last time I was here was in 2010 with Rob, BASI gap buddy from Australia.


Today our visit to Chile was a slight challenge. The border control is not the quickest nor easiest at the best of times, but, today it was just madness! 2.5 hours just to get the relevant papers stamped at the Argentinian
border. Crazy paperwork for a beurocratic system which seems to employ so many people for what could be a much simper job. Ah well, at least we got to Chile, eventually. 

Seen here, a happy? border control chap, his job is simply to give out or take in, a single piece of paper with your total passengers on board. How mind numbing!

Argentinian boder man



The boys at the top. and of course, the girls from Ski Bartlett! girls-bartlett







We had just enough time to drive about 50 kms to what was the most fabulous restaurant. Superb views, superb food and a great welcome from the staff…Think I will be going back there… They have several rooms to rent out in this idyllic setting and a private mini bus to escourt you to the nearest skiing area. So, this is on my next visit for the 2016 adventure! Take a look at this for accommodation.




Now this is something special. Will you be joining us in 2016?

The route to Chile…

argentinian road

How the other half live in Chile.

Life in Chile

However, regarding the other half… the Porche parked outside our accommodation this evening has a Chilean number plate, this is a rare care to be seen in Argentina…and just shows how their economy is thriving.

Hey ho, Soon to be taking our Flight to Ushuaia, where all our buddies are already for the event next week.  Today we all said how easy it would be to live in Chile, it has a real, feel at home, sense about it, infact, we got into conversation with a local chap today, he sells fish farming equipment to Scottish businesses, it is amazing how little distance apart we have with each other….. it’s a small world alright.


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