Tagged: Chile

New York City: North American Ground

New York City: North American Ground

New York City: North American Ground. August 13.   The size of the human beings in North America is always a surprise for me every time I return to this continent. I caught the subway from JFK airport in New York City to Manhattan and the enormity of the people is disturbing.  It is an issue that is going to need to be addressed here in the future as people are not going to live long at that size.  On...

Roberto Escobar, brother of Pablo Escobar.

Pablo Escobar Tour, Meeting Roberto Ecsobar – Medellin

Pablo Escobar Tour – 22 July 2014, The tour bus picked me up from my hostel.  I was on the afternoon Pablo Escobar Tour because the morning tour was full, but there were only three of us this morning.  That would allow me a lot of room to ask a lot of questions!  I am a tour guide’s dream for a while.  But then he tires of having to answer so many questions, many of which he has never had to...

Salar de Uyuni Pink Flamingos: Day 1

Salar de Uyuni Pink Flamingos: Day 1

Salar de Uyuni Pink Flamingos: Day 1. April 23. I slept terribly last night.  Two nights in a row like that.  Am I stressed?  Weird… I joined 11 others and we rode a bus and drove through a little of Chile until a sign showed an arrow to the right and said ‘Bolivia.’  That was were we drove off the highway and onto a dirt road that was no better than a farm access road that we have on our...

San Pedro de Atacama Snowboarding a Sand Dune

San Pedro de Atacama Snowboarding a Sand Dune

San Pedro de Atacama Snowboarding a Dune. April 22 San Pedro de Atacama – The only place in the world where it is actually illegal to dance.  Really.  They want to preserve their culture.  Dancing was not a part of it.  Really! I had a kick ass day of getting things done.  I think I got kicked out of my hostel this morning because I have not bought any trips though them.  They were ‘full’ for tonight when I went...

San Pedro de Atacama Astronomy Observation Expedition

San Pedro de Atacama Astronomy Observation Expedition

San Pedro de Atacama Astronomy Observation Expedition. April 21.   Last night at about 11pm, I signed up for a San Pedro de Atacama Astronomy Observation expedition. San Pedro de Atacama is a very high desert.  The Atacama is the driest desert in the world, there is no light pollution, and the air is very clear, so NASA has been doing things here to observe the sky.  On the San Pedro de Atacama Astronomy Observation expedition, we got to look...

Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama: Goodbye Girmante Sangrialatte

Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama: Goodbye Girmante Sangrialatte

Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama: Goodbye Girmante Sangrialatte. April 20. I got up at 6am with Irmante and walked her to the bus station.  It was not a sad goodbye at all.  I think we were too tired and still too drunk.  So, we made a quick ‘Take Care’ and I headed back to the hostel to sleep for another hour.  At 8:30am I got on a bus for 10.5 hours from Chañaral to San Pedro de Atacama.  I...

La Serena to Chañaral: Hitchhiking, the Desert, and Beautiful Women

La Serena to Chañaral: Hitchhiking, Desert, and Beautiful Women

La Serena to Chañaral: Hitchhiking, the Desert, and Beautiful Women. April 19. I woke up at 8:30am to have my first real shower in four days and to wash my hair.  Clean hair feels about as good as anything when you have been living with it filthy for three days.  The first handful of shampoo is just for grease removal.  It is the second handful of shampoo that actually cleans. Irmante was slow moving, and it was 11am by the...

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Santiago to La Serena: A Gorgeous Drive

Santiago to La Serena: A Gorgeous Drive. April 18. Irmante woke me up and I was hung over.  It was a really fun night.  I sure would have liked to have had sex, but it was really nice to make-out with a girl last night.  That is fun!  I would have liked to have spent a couple of days with Annette if her and my travel circumstances were different as I found her very interesting.  An attractive woman who has...

Mendoza to Santiago: Crossing the Andes and Bar Make-Outs

Mendoza to Santiago: Crossing the Andes and Bar Make-Outs

Mendoza to Santiago: Crossing the Andes and Bar Make-Outs. April 17.   I woke up hung over, which was fine because yesterday was a blast.  Irmante and I head for our bus Mendoza to Santiago that would take us from Argentina to Chile.  As we boarded the Mendoza to Santiago bus, someone had their things in my allocated seat.  A woman standing there told me that the people who had put their possessions there had not realized the seating.  Then...