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Being a tourist in Puerto Varas

The vast majority of people in Santiago (especially women) wear jeans, at least at this time of year. They’re sold everywhere, and they’re dirt cheap. Further south, I noticed that there seems to be a bit more variety. This might … Continue reading

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The bus ride death trap

Every time that Stacey or I mentioned we were planning to go to southern Chile, people would tell us that it was too late in the year, and that it would be raining all the time. This didn’t really bother … Continue reading

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Goodbye Santiago, Hello Castro

There were a couple of words and a couple of phrases that I learned fairly quickly on arriving in Santiago a couple of weeks ago. For instance, Stacey taught me that the two most important words to know on the … Continue reading

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A weekend at Curico

Curico was interesting. It’s a small town of perhaps 100,000 people, a couple of hours south of Santiago. Whereas every third shop in Santiago is selling Ice Cream (and Nestle has really cornered the market here), every third shop in … Continue reading

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Another week in Santiago

One thing I’ve noticed about Santiago since arriving has been that the drivers here are much more courteous to pedestrians than what I’m used to. When crossing a road at an intersection, turning drivers will typically give way to pedestrians … Continue reading

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Diabetic Chocolate

Before I left New Zealand, Stacey put through a special request for me to bring lots of New Zealand chocolate. Even though I only bothered to bring some standard supermarket chocolate (500 grams of standard dairy milk, 250 grams of … Continue reading

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One week in Santiago

I{ve been in Santiago for}} a week now, and it{s been an interesting experience… not the least of which has been to disa}cover that the keyboards are very differentn in their layout over here. For the rest of this entry, … Continue reading

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Hooray, I got my shoes back

Two weeks, three weekends, plus an additional week of drying out time later, my trampey boots finally came back from Christchurch. (This is a 35 minute flight or overnight courier.) They had a note attached from the distributor saying that … Continue reading

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Travel sinking in

It’s been a whole weekend without any tramping, and it’s starting to sink in that I’m flying out of here a week from now. I went into work for part of yesterday and this morning, because I couldn’t think of … Continue reading

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