Connection from Santiago to Buenos Aires
Currently in Australia, I'm looking into shipping options to South America. I hear shipping to Buenos Aires is expensive on the Argentinian side, and that Santiago is the better option. Still true in 2009?
I definitely want to go to Buenos Aires, learn some Spanish and then head down to Ushuaia for the christmas meeting.
Is it possible to cross the Andes from Santiago going east into Mendoza. Looking on google earth, the roads would be Route 57/60 on the Chilean side, border crossing at Eva Peron, then Route 7 on the Argentinean side to Bueons Aires.
Nice ride? Road conditions? Traffic? Border crossing possible there?