If you have read the last few blogs, you can guess what we did today, drive. It was an ordinary day on the road, happy and relaxing in the day and melancholic and pensive in the evening, watching the sunset. We are heading towards Santiago with different options and paths to choose. In six weeks, we need to be in Ecuador for a trip to the Galapagos. After that, we have three weeks until our flight leaves from Lima, Peru, to Anchorage, Alaska, my home town. Ecuador is so long a drive from where we are now, that we are thinking about selling Maz and just flying. If we fly, we miss Bolivia, a country on the way to Ecuador that is said to be amazing. We are all getting bored and tired of the road, so we are left with these two main options. One, to sell the car in Santiago and fly from there to Ecuador. In Ecuador we would hang out at a friend’s place for the six weeks before we need to be in the Galapagos. This would give us some serious chill time, but we would miss Bolivia. The second option is to just keep on driving! We are still unsure of our choice, but are leaning towards flying to Ecuador.
Today, we drove for six hours to the town of Talca, about two hundred fifty kilometers South of Santiago. Along the way, we briefly stopped at a hot spring pool. This was a regular sized swimming pool, except it was filled with hot water from a natural geothermal spring. I have never seen anything like it, but I am hooked!
Tonight, we are staying at a German hostel just outside of town. It is a little bit weird to see the German culture again, after we have changed so much, and have gotten used to the South American vibe. We arrived around 9:00 PM, and to our chagrin, dinner was long since passed. OHH, that’s right, OK I need to remember this. South Americans eat late and Germans eat early! Got it!
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