5,000 Chilean pesos:about US $12 with the440 peso: $1 rate.bosillo:pocket. Also,
is a wallet and
.Quattro:South American version of
.muy interesante:very interesting.
mnibus azafata:trip attendants or
are not uncommon onlonger bus rides through the Patagonia.
I bought two turkey sandwiches, two cups of
of Coco cookies, one Coke, one Quattro, and one huge chocolatebar spiked with a fattening strawberry goo, all for about $6…Is this agreat country or what? Andy showed slightly more restraint and made itout with only one sack and four pesos worth of bus grub. We walked into the bus station at 17:30 and had thirty minutes torest before departure. I bought a magazine entitled
andquickly learned not to judge Chilean magazines by their titles. It turnedout to be a Spanish version of
geared toward 3rd graders. I alsogot some information about a possible place to stay down in Punta Arenasfrom a girl who sold me some throat
lozenges from her three-wheeledkiosk in front of the bus station.
Within minutes, the
weather went from bad to abysmal withicy winds, rain and haildelivering a soggy triple punch.I paused and thanked the weather gods for the beautifulten-day window that they hadgiven us in the two national parks. Unfortunately, it didn’t look as if Kate and Natalia would be quite as fortunate.There were only five other passengers on the bus to Punta Arenas, so we had plenty of room to spread out and devour our food. Andy quickly fell asleep, and I managed to stay awake after the
broughtme a stiff paper cup of joe. A second cup was needed to get me throughmy maiden issue of
This month’s feature article on
The Wonders of Static Electricity
had me borderline comatose. Around 20:00, I took a quick inventory of my fellow travelers andfound that the driver and I were the only two people awake. However,
Patricio Andrés NataliaKate