Crossing the Andes



Andes, October 2018, canon, ©Sylvie Gé

Crossing the Andean Cordillera by bus will remain etched in my memory as a great moment. On the Chilean side, the majestic icy peaks make us feel the power of nature. On the Argentine side, all the shades of green and yellow intertwine.


The crossing between Santiago and Mendoza was to last seven hours, but extended from eight thirty in the morning to seven in the evening. The mileage is not very high, but we must deal with the delays due to the blockage of the road and the Argentine customs (in a huge hangar). After a long wait, while the customs officers pass the luggage through the scanner, four suitcases are exposed (while all the other passengers look from behind), customs officers examine the « guilty » suitcases in front of everybody (not recommended). Waiting a few hours before the road is finally free seems to bother only us. The other passengers, imperturbable, wait patiently. A few hours is nothing in this part of the world. The road is sometimes closed for days and the cars  just line up waiting for everything to calm down. The wait was well worth it. I will never forget.

Un blog experimental voue a la poesie du quotidien sous toutes ses formes/An experimental blog devoted to poetry in all its forms

My Online Empire

One = All = One

Cengiz Selçuk

Kişisel Seyahat Bloğu


- Le Déblog - Le Blog d'un Photographe Poète et +


Amore è uno sguardo dentro un altro sguardo che non riesce più a mentire

Et vous, émoi

Petites bulles de bonheur

The Youthful Traveller

Young, Independent and ready to collect moments

Quanto a mim

... Sou um pouco de sol e terra, céu e mar, compartilhando textos literários para quem quiser acompanhar.

News from Ibonoco

Moments de vie, fragments de textes et quelques notes...

les inspirations de Océane

Avec l'inspiration tous est possible

Edd` story

Din ale caror rani roscate tasnea sangele ca niste lacrimi de cristal

Lance Sheridan

~Plaited Poems~

Cheche Winnie

Sustainable Living & Wildlife Conservation in Kenya Blog

Life, Baby And Mother Health Care

The Voice of Peace

Be the peace you are looking for

Art Bacchant

drunk on the arts