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... is so much we could possibly see and so much ground to cover. Thankfully we have quite a bit of time and we aren't too rushed. Our aim is to take in as much as we can without overdoing it, and trying to take it slowly, avoiding too many ridiculously long bus journeys. However the planning we have done so far means we wont avoid that completely, bus journeys of 16 to 20 hours or longer aren't un-common in order to get from country to country and whilst internal flights are available ...
... historie og
udvikling og sjove anekdoter undervejs.
Om aftenen deltog vi i en
lille pubcrawl arrangeret af vores hostel, hvor vi bl.a. besoegte byens
aeldste bar helt tilbage fra 1800-tallet.
Men omkring kl. 24 havde
de to aeldre damer paa 26 dog faaet nok og vendte naesen hjemad for at
se dyner, mens resten af selskabet - forholdsvis unge maend i starten af
tyverne - fortsatte videre ud i Valparaisos ...
... now attacking Valpo and the Esmerelda. Despite being hugely outnumbered by massively more advanced metal warships a slightly drunk Prat (who wasn´t expecting an exciting day) decided to attack with everything he had, which was precisely nothing. Rather than waste a cannonball a Peruvian warship just rammed the ill-fated Esmerelda and broke it in two. As it was sinking Prat leapt onto the ramming ship with a cry of "Attack!" while everyone around ignored him and ...
... to them as they were off to the bus station for their overnight bus trip south in Chile.
Already I could tell that many shops etc that are normally open at this time were now closed. Tomorrow is 1st May and it is Labour Day in Chile and from what we were told, everything would be closed. I went for a bit of a walk but in the end decided I would just get room service and enjoy a night of watching TV in my room. ...
... in my sleeping bag and pillow, I decided the only way to kill them was by heating them up or freezing them. So since boiling my sleeping bag and pillow were not an option, after everyone went to bed, I snuck downstairs and stuffed them in the freezer! Hopefully my problem was now erradicated...Iain and Chris thought I may have gone a bit extreme, I'm not yet convinced that it was overboard!
The following day we caught a bus to Mendoza to go and do the wine ...