Argentina: St Martin

From Pucon in the lake district of Chile we took a bus across the border to Argentina. There are only one or teo mountain passes across the border in this area and only one over which buses can pass.

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A  novel breakfast publicity poster

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Fellow passengers reflected in the bus before the ‘off’

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A rather spoiled young fellow passenger uses the seat as a foot rest. She didn’t provide us with nose pegs….

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We stop at the border to allow us to change money to Argentinian pesos

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The money changing ‘shop’

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The Argentinian border post

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Barry trying to escape at the border…..

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Great cafe on arrival in St Martin

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Reminded me of the sixties

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Lots of upmarket shops

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Very PC dolly display

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St Martin through a ‘photo op’ bill board….

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The ‘Dublin’ pub where we had an apero one evening.

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The lake in the early morning

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The lake again – the guy is metal detecting…

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St Martin is 2212kma from somewhere on the route 40

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These lovely guys were wanting to be elected..

 

Pucon images

Pucon is situated on lake Caburga. Villarica volcano is visible from all over the town. It smokes continually and at night the rim glows red with flames leaping up from time to time. I did not have the correct camera gear to capture this but you will just have to believe me we did see this phenomena.

We took a lovely trip on the lake