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A trip to see Penguins

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Travel is rough on just about everything. From day 1 I have had problems with my prescription sunglass lens popping out, I have a rip on one of my hiking pants, and my clothes were dirty. So, this morning my friend and I switched hostels to one that had a laundry service and ran errands. I manages to get clothes cleaned, the rip fixed and sunglasses repaired. The glasses and rip were fixed for free by kind shopkeepers in town.

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CNN Chile on at the sewing shop

This afternoon it was off to view penguins and the tour started off with a ride in the southern Patagonia countryside.

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A Patagonia Sky

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A nandu

Then we stopped and were able to take time viewing some cute little magelennic penguins. It was a nice location and we managed to avoid most of the rain coming in.

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Penguino Magellenico

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More Penguinos Magellenicos

Penguinos Video

Finally, it was off to the mall where I decided to buy a new camera (the blemish is greatly magnified in brighter lighting). There was also a superwalmart type store in the mall that had increadible lines! it seems like the pace of things here in general just does not match up with the US. I also played some pop shot basketball at an arcade. It was just like old times when I went to a Chucky Cheese's as a kid.

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Typical Lines in a supermarket
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Admin Notes - I added a video to the lauca entry. Depending on whether I take an off day before my trek I may not be blogging for awhile.

Posted by solorooster 19:14 Archived in Chile

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Hey Mike - Love the penguinos video! Looks like Chile has been easier on you than Peru - eating well and recuperating that ankle on the beach. The pics are beautiful especially that beautiful sunset. Keep up the great blogging - I'm enjoying your trip!

by Mrs.Joel

I too am having so much fun following you Mike. Funny though, I don't think if penguins as being in South America. I always think COLD for them. Silly me. Keep up the great bloggin. I'm learning so much!!!

by cloveless

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