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The Final Continent

CHILE | Saturday, 25 October 2008 | Views [549]

Well well well, after a year of just saying in passing, ´yeah, then I fly to South America' it´s actually happening! Currently in a cutsie little town north of Sandiago in Chille, called La Serena, and it may as well be in Catalonia or somewhere - very atmospheric and stylish and pretty. Off further north tomorrow, to the Atacama desert, then into Bolivia ooo-er. 

Really liked Sandiago - so many travellers write it off, but there were loads of cool areas with bookshops and caffs and markets - again, could easily have been Barcelona. First night was spend eating empanadas and drinking Cervezas with a welsh girl which was great boyo.

So then, New Zealand. wow what a place!! The South Island was particularly fantastic, although I didn´t actually do any trips or activities (next time round when I have dinero). I just drove round and round. Picked up a hitchiker who turned out not to be a murderer, but a cool rubric cube genius South African guy working his way round Kiwi kiwi on the kindness of others.So we made our way round the island, picking up a german guy on the way. Cool times.

North Island cool as well, but the weather was a bit dodge- cancelling the only activity I actually planned - the Tongarirro crossing, which is a funky volcano walk. Dammit. Next time next time.

So on my final three weeks. Am a little worried about a tooth ache that´s been bugging me for a week or so. Just bloody typical it flares up in this country. I think I´ll do some self remedy with my fave combo of gin swigging and frozen peas. Sorted. Then will face the music back home.

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