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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.


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.


A Patagonia Sky


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.


Penguino Magellenico


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.


Typical Lines in a supermarket
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

Great post. The pictures are beautiful and I love the video as well.


by abeladelson

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