Happy Halloween from Chile!
Today is the first major holiday that William and I are spending outside of the States on our one-year journey. And what are we doing to celebrate Halloween? Well, we just stepped off a boat that took us through the sea-islands of Chile for 36 hours. I'd like to celebrate Halloween by taking a shower.
It's been more than 4 days since my last shower I think. And that shower four days ago consisted of me pouring water over myself with my Nalgene water bottle. I had gone about 4 days without a shower before that one. That means I've had only one "shower" in the past 8 days. Gross.
I'm starting to realize that hot water is a luxury and soap is a rare bathroom condiment.
Tonight we shall seek a hostel where a hot shower is in order. That is - hopefully.
The town that we're in is called Coyhaique. We're only going to be here long enough to buy our $40 plane tickets to Punta Arenas where we will eventually make our way to Torrse Del Paine which is an amazing National Park in Patagonia.
But for now we have to find a place to stay and hopefully find some faster internet access than the free public access.
I might ask around to see if there are any cool Halloween parties going on here tonight. The street vendors have been selling these cheap plastic masks so we could just pick one up, slap it on our face and BAM! We got ourselves a well-thought-out Halloween costume.