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Oct 29, 2008 - Crossing the Andes Mountains

The Andes - what can we say but BIG! And COLD! Before we left Paraguay we were wondering where we could cross the Andes and chose the Pass of the Liberators. It is named for San Martin, a Spanish general, who trained his army in Argentina. He then took them over the Andes at this point, in order to liberate Chile. Hence the name in Spanish is Paso de Los Libertadores. The tunnel is about 3 km long (about 2 miles), and you exit into Chile. The Chile immigration went quickly, but the Chilean customs agents were puzzled. Again, why did we have...

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