Hostelera Borde Rio
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... were vague, but it was a single main road: a case of 'if you end up in Argentina you've gone too far'. Having found it without too much trouble and retrieved maps from the enthusiastic manager of this section of the park, we did a couple of short hikes out to some waterfalls.
Walking along the shore of one of them, Lee managed to put his foot in it - literally. His face froze in panic. The rock he had stepped on to was ...
... seems to belong to the riverfront. He runs alongside the runners and cyclists who seem to stop and give him a treat. Up and down he goes, seemingly all day as he was there both this morning and this afternoon. Must be the fittest dog on the planet. No such thing as the pound here, obviously.
And on the subject of dogs, Molly is a jack russell owned by the lady who owns this complex. If you are silly enough ...
... d been and where we were going. We have our new 5x6¨ Chilean exit forms safely secured with our passports.
Sometimes, the biggest challenge of a self-guided tour is arriving at a destination and locating one's accommodations. After spending 30 minutes driving in seeming circles in Puerto Natales - a small town - Paul finally stopped at the local police station for directions to our hotel. As I waited in the truck (for at ...
... robes are actually just some drying bedsheets though, so it's not that hippie really, even if they do make their own granola for breakfast (they dish up the portions themselves though, to prevent people certain cerealholics from eating them out of business).
We headed straight out to explore the town, taking in the fish market where absolutely gigantic Sea Lions greedily waited in the river and on the pontoon for fish heads and bones ...
... with bleeding Jesus amidst lots of bling- Crucifixion, Vegas style, and a 1970s Formula One car. Crime clearly pays, and anyway, selling cluster bombs never hurt anyone...
We got in cheap (student prices)- as Sergio explained "all my friends here are students."
Saturday is Volcano Day. Having got as far as Pucon the night before, we were picked up at 6.25am to go and collect our climbing gear for the hike ...
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