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Day 1197 – 1199: Puerto Natales Base Camp

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 04 - 2014

For some reason there are a lot of Israeli travelers in this part of South America. It is not uncommon to see a menu at a café in 3 languages: Spanish, English and Hebrew. Our hostel/camp site was also full of Israeli people. I don’t like to make generalizations, but I think it is fair to say that Israeli people like to travel in big groups which makes it somewhat harder to interact with them compared to other travelers.

Otherwise our two days in Puerto Natales were spent drinking coffee, eating empanadas, updating blogs/websites and planning the next days of cycling.

Almost all travelers are here to visit the famous Torres del Paine National Park. We checked our maps and saw a small road going through the mountains towards the park. The road was closed for vehicles, but after asking around there was at least some consensus that it would be possible to cycle there. We decided to give it a go.

Petter was planning to spend a number of days hiking in Torres del Paine while I wanted to cycle through, mostly because I don’t have much hiking gear with me. It looked like our cycling days together would be coming to an end.

Categories: Chile
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