Archive for October, 2009

flamingoWe started the day early getting to the departure point at 8am. We were slightly worried when nobody else showed up until about 8.05am, but once we did it we were on the bus and off to pick up the rest of the group from their hostels. After we got our exit stamps, we started the 1 hour climb from 2,400m in San Pedro de Atacama to 4,400m at the Bolivian border. And we were starting to feel it already!

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Kim's brilliant attempt to hide the eye-sores surrounding Santiago's most famous landmarkSo after 45 hours on a bus, we arrive in Pucon – the adventure capital of Chile! We are pretty beat and kinda starving, so we head to a burger place that is (surprise surprise) still open at 11:30pm at night!

After 45 hours, you can imagine how desperate we were for a shower. But low and behold, after running the water for 10 minutes, it’s still icy cold. And I mean ICY – far too cold to even contemplate showering in it! So we head to bed instead and as soon as the sun is up, we try again to find it nice and toasty :)

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martial_glacierWe slept pretty much the whole flight to BA and we arrived refreshed. We caught a taxi to our apartment (a bus would have been counter productive) and when we arrived, I was wondering where the hell we were! I had booked a gorgeous little apartment on laterooms.com as a surprise for Kim’s birthday (he thought we were going to a hostel).

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