This is our first South American trip and it has been in list for at least 7 years! We initially planned a visit when I went to Chile/Peru for 4 weeks on business. But we postponed the trip and it never make it to the top of the list. So finally 2016 was attempt no 2.
It took us a long time to finalise our itinerary as the country is huge and there is so much to see and do. To add on to our challenge, there is limited options in terms of public transport. There is no train that can take us around the country. We have to either take a plane (i.e expensive) or take the bus (i.e. long road trips).
Also, the country went through an economy crisis, resulting in the devaluation of its currency and high inflation. Ended up we paid most things in USD.
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