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... forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful moment we remember that we forget. - G. K. Chesterton
Forgetfulness of your real nature is true death; remembrance of it is rebirth. - Ramana Maharshi
Mankind owns four things
That are no good at sea -
Rudder, anchor, oars,
And the fear of going down. - Antonio Machado
In the Field
... Since we all were tired and very hungry we had a lovely meal of pizza and salmon in a Restaurant by the Calle Calle River and after a short stroll by the river bank we made our way the last 13 kms to Niebla and the hotel El Castillo which was a beautiful guesthouse with views across the gorgeous Valdivia River and Mancera Island. Apparently the building is "listed" due to its unique Arquitecture. Some of the pieces decorating parts of the house were indeed like a display ...
... a few heads nodding off in our group. Dinner was around 8:30 at the Italian sibling restaurant of our lunchtime Parrilla. You think we would have learned by now, however Darren and I each ordered a pasta dish and I ended up with a lasagna big enough to easily feed a family of four. Delicious, but way too big! After an evening of good food, good company and wine (a bottle of good Malbec was $10 in the restaurant) we headed home, excited for tomorrow and a chance to explore the ...
... or sparsely populated areas. Also, like Argentina, "onces" are really popular – though this translates as "elevens" it is not elevenses as I first thought, but actually afternoon tea! Unlike Argentina buses aren't colectivos but micros instead!
Headed straight for the river dock where there is even a sub tied up. The fish and produce market there is a lovely colourful affair, especially now with all the bunting ...
... my legs and face. They suffer from the flooding but will survive.
I forgot to mention that at the PDI I did not have to wait at all. At the registration office they call people by numbers you have to get from those machines. I got there at 12:17 according to my ticket. It also informed me that there were only (-.-) 16 people waiting in front of me. Got out of there about two hours later ;).
I managed to fill out the form the guy gave me (after it was finally my ...