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Kel and Rob’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 18 Feb 2006

Location: Santiago, Chile

MapAfter a few more relaxing days in Galapagos, we had to wave goodbye to the marine iguanas and head back up to altitude, Quito. We only had to spend a night in Quito so we caught up with Allison and Kurt and saw the sights in the old town. Not really as scary as everyone says it is, but that may have something to do with all the heavily armed security guards at every hotel, restaurant etc.

After Quito we did a very long flight to Buenos Airies. As we had a few days to spare we decided to add another country to the list, so we hid the Australian emblem on the passport, adopted a British accent and headed into Uruguay. We waited nervously at the border control reminding ourselves not to mention fotbol (soccer), but after a little wait they let us through.

We spent 3 days enjoying the old town of Colonia, which is Heritage listed, wandering the cobbled streets, taking in the sun on the local beach and drinking Sangria watching the sun set - it´s a hard life being a backpacker but someone has to do it!

After getting a little more colour (so we are no longer pasty white) we headed back to Buenos Airies for a day shopping spree before our flight to Santiago where we are now.

Tonight we leave South America for a very long flight to New Zealand!