After an incredibly scenic 7 hour bus trip across the Andes into Chile we arrived in the quaint town of Puerto Montt and checked into a lovely family run guest house. That night we ate the best meal of our trip to date - fillet steak that took its Argentiean competition to the cleaners
. Still not sure if it beats South African steak though. We also met a British couple consisting of a real life astrophysicist and his girlfriend that can speak 4 languages fluently. The astrophysicist told us that he had just finished designing a new type of telescopic lense that stops stars from twinkling when you look at them. We told him that we're currently unemployed and that he should try out the awesome Argy vodka that we smashed in Bariloche!
That pretty much sums up our experience in Puerto Montt. As brief as it was, our first little experience of Chile was rather pleasant. This entry is similarly quite brief, but that's because this map generator thing doesn't allow you to add waypoints to your trip. I've asked the astrophysicist to design a new one, but in the meantime please have a look at our next entry that covers our incredible ferry journey down south to Puerto Natales...
About 2 hours prior to boarding a bus bound for Chile we realised that our wardrobes were somewhat inadequate to cope with the weather that we were due to encounter farther south. Well, Don actually made this fact crystal clear on numerous occasions leading up to our departure, but her stubborn travel companion was nonetheless left scrambling for a warmer jersey before embarking on our ferry trip. This turned out to be an unsuccessful scramble as McDonald's had just announced a special on their new triple bacon burger and there was no guarantee that the special would be available in Chile. Delicious McDonald's "pure" beef burger vs boring jersey? Do me a favour.