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Merry Christmas from LWOP in Chile

(December 25 – written by Santa Dave)

Just a quick note to say Merry Christmas from Puerto Natales, Chile.  We’ve had a great day here in Southern Chile.  Victor and Patty, our AirB&B hosts, invited us to join their extended family for Christmas dinner.  We of course said yes.  We already picked up food to eat and made too much so we just chucked it all into the pot and enjoyed a fantastic feast.  Plus we had some great mixed Spanish and English conversations.  We can’t say enough good about Victor and Patty – they are great hosts and give not only AirB&B but Chile in general a great name.  Thanks guys for hosting us.

We’ve taken a few Christmas/Chile photos – some things here are the same, some are different.  We hope you enjoy the show.  And even more, we hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas and eating some great food.

We head out tomorrow for the last stretch of “mainland” Chile.  We’ll be in Punta Arenas, Chile in a couple days, and then will hop over to the large island of Terra del Fuego, which is split between Chile and Argentina.  Our final destination is Ushuaia, the southernmost city in South America.  Here’s hoping for tailwinds and no rain.

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Of course, it is Feliz Navidad, instead of Merry Christmas

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Puerto Natales street art, here the swimmers fly

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And the penguins wear backpacks

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Still, crazy tourists can’t avoid taking daggy photos near the waterfront

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There is a lot more indigenous art here

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No turkeys here, lamb instead.  And yes, the normal grocery store sells them just butchered, complete with heads.  We followed this woman through the checkout and were happy to see the check-out gal wash the conveyor and scanner before we were served.  Wow

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Santa is here also

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Dave and Victor working the grill

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Nancy and the small bakery owner who insisted getting giving us two yogurts because we need protein to finish our bicycle trip

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No egg nog, rather they drink Mote – cereals and dried peaches – yum

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Patty and Nancy, with Linda the dog photo bombing them

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Patty put this up in our cabana – how sweet

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From here, it’s all SouthWard

9 responses to “Merry Christmas from LWOP in Chile

  1. Merry Christmas Dave and Nancy. Wishing you all the best for the last leg of your bike tour.

  2. Merry Christmas! So glad you have had such wonderful experience with all your hosts –

  3. Thanks for your greeting & pictures! It’s been a great Christmas here! I, too, would like to say “thank you” to your hosts Victor & Patty who have been so good to you on this holiday! Have a safe trip on this last leg & we will see you on the 12th!

  4. Merry Christmas 🎄

  5. I’m curious…what do you do when you get home? Are your old jobs waiting for you? And where will your next adventure be? ☺

  6. Merry Christmas! Love photos of the grocery store and indigenous art.

  7. Happy Christmas Dave & Nancy, love the photos. Seeing whole lambs going through checkout just adds to it all. Cheers Toby

  8. It sounds like a wonderful Christmas day. We had an awesome Christmas day with our Costa Family. Safe Travels…

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