Monthly Archives: November 2012

Day 109: Museum Time

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Fri. 30th November 2012 Apparently the average rainfall in Chile is greater than the UK. Not much consolation for those at home and struggling with the rain, cold and flooding. We can believe this fact as it is an overcast …

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Day 108: Don’t Be A Gringo

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Thur. 29th November 2012 Today was a day that we took the words of Miraslava (our host in Tulum all those weeks ago) to heart – she hated with a passion the tourist resorts and prepackaged tours in the Yucatan …

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Day 107: A Day For The Birds

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Wed. 28th November 2012 The first birds we saw were flying acrobatic ones made of metal, four planes from the Chilean Air Force were just finishing a training run before coming in to land, quite impressive. This morning we are …

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Day 106: The End Of The World

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Tue. 27th November 2012 Punta Arenas marks the southern-most point of our trip. At 53o 41’ S, it is further south than anywhere in New Zealand or Africa. Whilst not quite at the end of South America, we are looking …

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Day 105: Chile, No Its FFreezing!

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Mon. 26th November 2012 Today we are heading even further south through Chile, 240km to Punta Arenas, the furthest south we are ever likely to go. The temperature gauge on the bus falls by 8 C over the journey. The …

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Day 104: Torres del Paine

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Sun. 25th November 2012 We have very little idea what is in store for us today. We have been told that the ‘must do’ activity when in Puerto Natales is to go to Torres del Paine. We know that there …

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Day 103: Back On A Bus

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Sat. 24th November 2012 The 8am bus departure is compensated for by being scheduled to arrive at Puerto Natales, our destination, around lunchtime. It is still that early morning “just getting light” feeling as we walk to the bus station …

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Day 102: That’ll Do Icely

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Fri. 23rd November 2012 It was raining as we walked back from the restaurant last night and so we were a little worried about the weather for our glacier trip today. As we opened the shutter on our bedroom window …

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Day 101: Culture Shock

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Thur. 22nd November 2012 We pack up again ready for the cold of El Calafate in Patagonia, but we were not ready for the rain as we left the hotel. Being in a city, the hotel has few windows and …

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Day 100: How Did That Happen?

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Wed. 21st November 2012 Day 100. Its really hard to believe we’ve been away for over 3 months (out of the house for more than 4 months). Equally hard to get head around the fact that we only have another …

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