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... is illegal in Chile - a massive contrast in attitude compared to Peru and Bolivia). As such, our wander about town is a genuinely relaxing change of pace after several days of driving. One of the town's stray dogs adopts us for our walk up Cerro Phillipi. We visit a chocolate shop that's essentially a chocolate-only Honeydukes and go out for dinner at a nice seafood restaurant on the lakeshore.
Saying goodbye to Lee was difficult and I don't like to dwell on it ...
... taken over by the Spanish later that year. Portugal won it back the following year, and this poor town was basically bounced back and forth between Portugal and Spain until Uruguay eventually won its independence and a break from the Spain v Portugal tug of war.
The charming historic quarter, which takes all but one hour to stroll around has a number of cute cobblestone streets, cute enough for UNESCO to deem the town fit for World Heritage ...
... Just like a Scottish summer.
I am trying to improve my Spanish so like to look at signs to see if I can work out what they mean. I see a poster outside a Hotel saying "Cena De Los Enamorados". My train of thought went along these lines. I know from my Spanish lessons that Cena is dinner. So it's dinner for something or someone. The English format for Enamorados would be enamorateds. Enamorated - enamoured - amour or amor = love. So it is dinner for ...
... was originally the fort that was built her in 1770 - we can feel safe with the bronze canons below us. This is similar to the lodges that are built within our National Parks.
Here are some pictures of the birds we saw today on our boat ride out to the Punihuil Wildlife Preserve. We went out to three small islands off the coast to the spring nesting sites and we stopped at several sites along the highway to view birds.
... ll be doing our rafting tomorrow, so Linda is looking keenly up and down it – and seems entirely unconvinced about her survival chances! We head back to town, very happy that we once again appear to have landed on our feet with our local tour guide!
We’re not actually starting our rafting until the afternoon, so we have a nice lie-in the next morning and sort out other travel stuff in the morning (again, one of the downsides of travelling independently ...
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