5) Please sell me a bus ticket
Rancagua Bus Station
Wed Feb 6th, 3:00 PM
All our Casino Internet research told was that we could go from:
- Rancagua to Punta Arenas through Osorno by bus, or
- Rancagua to Puerto Montt and then fly to Punta Arenas
|See all those bus companies? We spoke to most!|
Again nothing comes simple to this crew. The guy would not sell us the tickets without a form from the Argentinian consulate. Some form that I had to fill out and pay online. I tried to explain to him that he could sell me the tickets, put them aside and then give them to me once I give him the Argentinean paperwork. I was afraid that with our luck the tickets would sell before I finish swimming the bureaucratic ocean. But it was no-possible…
|The mighty 'Form' at the Argentinian site.|
In a rush he started filling out the form. The tension from all parts was tangible. He was asking questions and typing slowly, I couldn't take it anymore, so I took over. As soon as the first passenger’s information was on the computer the power went out in the whole station.
The power was out for just a few minutes, but to us all it felt like hours. By the time he was able to login again one more ticket had sold. Getting to Punta Arenas directly by bus was no longer an option.