San Bernardo to Buenos Aires


A short drive of some 360 km mostly on the highways is on the cards today for Team Lipstick.

More and more beautiful cattle Ranches were visible along the road as the boys reached the outskirts of Buenos Aires and alongside the highway many “Parillas” invited the hungry travellers along the road for a piece of Argentina’s best beef.

“Parrilla” means grill, and refers to the actual open-fire hearth and grates where meat is cooked. It also translates to “steakhouse,” or more fittingly, any establishment — from fine dining to street cart — that specializes in grilled meats.


Grilling meat on the side of an Argentinian highway

Whilst the boys stopped at a highway petrol station a stranger pointed out that Lipstick is losing Diesel from underneath the bonnet. On closer inspection the boys found out that one of the injector pipes came loose and was spitting Diesel all over the engine block.

Quickly the boys parked the car away from the crowd and Andre proceeded to tie the injector pipe up and after restarting the engine the the leakage did stop.

Approaching Buenos Aires was a nightmare as traffic thickened up and the boys had to navigate through narrow one-way streets going extremely slow.


Approaching the skyline of Buenos Aires

On approach to their chosen hotel there was a lot of police presence and a huge demonstration (reasonunknown) and so the whole block was cordoned off with no chance of reaching the hotel in the near future.

Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.

The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent’s south-eastern coast.


“Buenos Aires” can be translated as “fair winds” or “good airs”, but the first one was the meaning intended by the founders in the 16th century, by the use of the original name “Real de Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre”. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the Americas, with a population of around 17 million


A quick call was made to the hotel who understood the situation and the booking was cancelled and the boys decided to get out of the city and rebooked a hotel close to the Buenos Aires airport where the boys rested for the night after a few good sundowners.


Cheers to another great drive through Southern America
Day 46 – 2nd March – San Bernardo to Buenos Aires.