Friday, December 3, 2010

26 hours in transit ...

Jan and I have just arrived in Punta Arenas in the Chilean part of Patagonia.

We flew from Cusco to Lima, from Lima to Santiago via Antofagasta, from Santiago to Punta Arenas via Puerto Montt. Not exactly a short routing, but we made it safe (and nearly sound - those colds suck) to the most southern city in the world. (Ushuaia is apparently just a "town", so it claims to be "the most southern town in the world" - still the "most southern post office" goes to Puerto Williams across the Beagle Channel ... in any case this is the end of the world as we know it.)
Now, we will relax a little, post some stuff from the last week or so, go see some penguins and hopefuly find really tasty food. Jan´s been having some trouble as vegetarianism isn´t so common in Bolivia and Peru. The typical dishes overflow with meat of various sorts - which is perfectly fine with me :)

We spent the night at Santiago´s international airport. Amazingly, while Wi-Fi is everywhere there was no place for internet access via a rented computer! And you couldn´t get your nails done either. But 3 sunglass-stores were open all night. Go figure.

We played cards, drank beer (Inga) and wine (Jan), and watched Santa´s elves who were busy decorating this huge Christmas tree. The airport stays open all night, which was convenient given the layover from 2:30 am to 9:45 am.

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