Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 17 - Puerto Montt / Rest and recuperation

Distance travelled (by bike): 2200(ish)

Rest and recuperation day in Puerto Montt. Puerto Montt is not a picturesque town, nor a particularly nice one, home to all the bums and homeless along the coast, but for the purpose of catching up on emails, recharging batteries, and generally kicking back it suited just fine. After a leisurely day of not doing particularly much (apart from phone the UK to wish JJ happy birthday), we decided to go out to eat in one of the local cafes. We were the only gringos in the establishment, and ordered what turned out to be the most enormous and tasty hamburgers known to man. Each burger was over half a pound of meat with onions, guacamole, chilli source, lettuce, tomato, pickles, hot peppers and mayo..a man sized feast. Feeling equally sick and full, a pool bar was spotted. As we ventured up the stairs it became evident that this was locals only, not perturbed we got a table and started to shot some pool. The table was not flat, the balls not round and the queues not straight, but whatever, we played on, this was until the lights over our table were deliberately turned off, it seemed the locals wanted rid of us. So we played on…eventually we got the message and made our exit. We were told to get a taxi back to the hostel as the area we had to walk through was rough, but been stubborn and looking rough ourselves we strolled through, no worries. 

the highlight of Puerto Montt

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