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Day 3 Travel to Vina del Mar

To the Beach we go

overcast 73 °F

Today start with a good and light breakfast at Hotel Orly. We took a taxi to the bus stop were we met Angela and Tim from Australia. They were headed to Vina del Mar for the day before they head on out for a cruise around Cape Horn for Tim's 60 birthday. Angela and Tim wanted to hang close since Maradelyn was able to speak Spanish and helped in getting tickets. It is fun to met new people. We talked on the entire bus ride. In fact we met up with them later for happy hour and talked 3 more hours. I think we made some good friends. We would love to see them again.

We decided to walk along the beach back to our Hotel in preparation to Machu Picchu. A few hours later, some tired feet and a new dog friend that followed us. we got found our hotel. It was a find, because both of us was not really sure were it was. But my scout nose prevailed and it was right were I thought it was.

The hotel Posada BellaMare Lodging is ok, not $160 a night worth, but just ok. I don't think I would recommend this hotel at this price. I would check out Hotel Oceanic.

As for the gear, I love my backpack Osprey Manta 30. It has pack down to a good size but has the room to be pack out for the groceries we got tonight. The one main item is the hydro pack, it hold 30 liters of water for M and I. It has saved us money and time by not have to buy little $2 bottle waters. I also like to think it is help reduce the plastic bottle in the world.

Tomorrow is a new day. I also will bring the 2012 election results. So it could truly be a new day for all of us,

Posted by B4Root 18:52 Archived in Chile Tagged del mar viña

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