We arrived in El Bolson with the plan to just power through and head all the way down to El Chalten, a 24 hour bus ride to the deep south. When we got to the ticket office in El Bolson and asked about tickets the plan quickly stopped. It´s peak season right now and I have never seen such an influx in prices. Bus tickets and hostels are almost double in price and on a backpackers budget we could not make our money stretch. These sort of things happen and all you can say is... next time! Although I was still in a terrible mood. From day one all I wanted to see in SA was Patagonia.
Goodbye Route 40.