Random stuff encountered so far……

10 Jun

So far on this trip I have encountered some truly random stuff.

Am writing this from a town called Amaicha in Northern Argentina.

This town advertises itself as having 360 days of sun a year.  So why is it bloody freezing and why am I tapping on my laptop wearing 3 layers including a jacket and a scarf?

My brother said I was the only person he knew who was going around the world seeking winter in every location and I must say Simon you are totally right!!!

360 days of sun and I get one of the 5 cloudy ones

360 days of sun and I get one of the 5 cloudy ones

…. some random stuff encountered so far…….

In Argentina they are absolutely and utterly obsessed with photocopying.

You can get a photocopy just about anywhere.

You can have it with a sandwich, with an ice cream, with a phone call.

Even in the tiniest villages where a shower is seen as the ultimate in luxury you can always, always photocopy.

Would you like a sandwich with your photocopy?

Would you like a sandwich with your photocopy?

In the bus station in Osorno, Chile you can store the most bizarre stuff.  I stored my backpack while waiting for the bus to Santiago but I could just have easily have stored…..

Custodier at Bus Station, Osorno

Custodier at Bus Station, Osorno

A dishwasher, a sack of potatoes, a tire or a windshield or even a marquesa.  Have to admit that had no idea at all what this last one meant so wikipedied it and it is a “genus of 4 flowering plants in the family Dipterocarpaceae”. Brilliant..

Here is what you can store at the bus station, Osorno..

Here is what you can store at the bus station, Osorno..

In Tafi del Valle they sell eggs wrapped in newspapers.

Eggs, Tafi del Valle

Eggs, Tafi del Valle

Also in Tafi del Valle in the park it is prohibited to do circuits on your horse…

Sign, park, Tafi del Valle, Tucuman Province

Sign, park, Tafi del Valle, Tucuman Province

And lastly if am cold while writing this I can always put on the space suit which is on the wall of our host Zulemz, in Amaicha. If that is not random I don’t know what is…

Space suit, Amaicha

Space suit, Amaicha

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