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Monthly Archives: June 2006

South America Journal #7: Cerro La Campana to Copiapo Jun 28, 2006

“The natives developed primitive cultures that were perfectly suited to receive the Spanish settlers.” —from a tourist video at the Tres Erres pisco distillery … Some people look as though they belong in a hardhat.  “I am not one of … Continue reading

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South America Journal #6: Valdivia to Concepcion Jun 22, 2006

“I’ve got to shower.  I think something’s biting me,” said Eric, a few hours after leaving his bunk in the dive of a hostel we’d found in Concepcion. “Actually,” he said, scratching at the back of his hand, “I know … Continue reading

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South America Journal #5: Bariloche Jun 16, 2006

We stuck around in Bariloche today.  After Argentina won against Serbia/Montenegro in one of the biggest spreads in World Cup history, the entire town is out in an impromptu parade.  There is screaming, the honking of horns, the beating of … Continue reading

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South America Journal #4: Epuyen Jun 15, 2006

“…and they never found the body.  I’m told the lake is very deep,” said the hitchhiker in Spanish as he left our rental car. “What came before that?” I asked Eric, after he had translated. “I have no idea.  His … Continue reading

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South America Journal #3: Chiloe to Puerto Varas Jun 14, 2006

Eric and I finished our stay in Chiloe back in Ancud.  We got rooked a bit by the second hostel we stayed in there.  But getting ripped off for $12 a night is relatively tolerable.  The first hostel we slept … Continue reading

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South America Journal #2: Chiloe Jun 9, 2006

A 16-hour bus ride and a ferry landed us in the town of Ancud on the beautiful island of Chiloe.  The island is famous for it’s scenery—and its unceasing rain.  So far, however, the weather has been excellent.  Though, when … Continue reading

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South America Journal #1: Santiago Jun 7, 2006

I’ve arrived in Santiago.  I spent most of Monday in a monster layover at the Miami International Airport, appropriately named MIA.  It’s a pretty dismal place to fly from and it was rather like waiting for a plane in the … Continue reading

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