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... a picture. So Chileans like to say "Whiskey!" instead.
Huh, that was a pretty clever device I say to myself. Then couple days later I see another one, and the next day a few more. Then I come to learn these are 'selfie sticks', yet another craze sweeping the planet that I've never heard of. But at 6'-5" with a 36 inch sleeve length, I really don't need one. It's built in!
See below for a few of our finer works from this trip.
After some fairly taxing bus rides we arrived in Salinas which is situated on Ecuadores South coast. In our guide book Salinass is described as a wannabe Miami Beach and is the place where all the rich Ecuadorian kids come to party and is also a major holiday destination for middle aged Americans.
Miami beach it certainly waasn´t, but the water was crystal clear and the beach was nice, even if it did remind us a little of 1980´s Spain, ...
... date, which claimed 12 lives and left at least 11 000 homeless. After having seen the mess that is Valpo's electric cables, the source of the town's frequent fires is no mystery.
Drastically different to Valpo is its neighbouring city, Viña del Mar. The upperclass beach town of Chile. No graffiti or dog poop here. But not much for the wandering tourist to see or do either. Having recently taken the decision to purchase some running shoes ...
... well at least outside as when I returned to the Ibis breakfast looked like the second circle of hell! There were trays piled up on tables there was no hot food left and there were disgruntled guests starting to lose their patience. Unfortunately our stay had coincided with the change in President in Chile and, due to the old President Pinochet coming from Valop during his reign he moved the congress to his home town and here it still remains. ...
... our 9-hour flight to Orlando. We’re exhausted so the walk seems interminable. We finally get to the gate and wait about 15 minutes before they call us. While we wait we celebrate Allen’s birthday. Well, celebrate is a loose term. I give him a card and Don wishes him a happy birthday. Do we know how to party or what? We board the plane and find our seats in the middle of the plane this time. We take off on time and settle in ...