Having landed successfully in Punta Arenas, Chile, we hit the road to Ushuaia, Argentina – the southernmost part of the continent accessible by road.
This motorcyclist is one of two who were riding back to Rio Grande, which is the first major town in Argentina on our way. The other motorcycle died, so the two were riding on one – except the dirt road from the ferry to the San Sebastian border crossing was so bad, that the other rider decided to hitchhike. He rode with us for about 90 kilometers, as we followed his companion. Thank you, Sebastian, for letting us practice our Spanish!
The actual Chile-Argentina border. The border stations are located a fair way away from the actual line. First, we exit Chile, getting our passports stamped and surrendering our tourist cards. Then, we enter Argentina where new entry stamps and tourist cards are issued. All of our border crossings were extremely uneventful.
next up: to Ushuaia, and back.