01.01.2013 31 °C
Just a quick one to say am still alive. I´m not sure how this happened (I think it must be Antons fault) but have ended up in the Atacama desert. I wasnt planning to go to Chile but having been here for 24 hours it seems like a v nice place. Its quite hot here. Apparently its the driest place in the world. I sat down on a stone bench in the square just now to toast the new year, with a Pisco Sour and and scorched my batty. The people seem v nice and quite tolerant. They were quite patient when due to some misunderstanding, having been told that they were full but yet (presumably due to some petty rascism, about the Falkland Islands which I hadn´t even mentioned), still letting other peeps in, ended up on the roof of a nightclub last night, I put it down to the language barrier. My almost perfect Spanish sometimes lets me down when it comes to technical Health and Safety Reguations such as¨Go way. No you cant come in and don¨t climb on the roof¨. The roof was made of straw and due to non compliance with Building reguations was starting to collapse. Pero todo bien. ( PS I know that´s Argentina).
We´ve been in the high empty uplands of Bolivia for the last 3 days, like an idiot child I always thought a bar was better than a view but I´ve been amazed, I´ve never seen anything like the landscapes, staggering desolate beauty. I hope some people are at the legendary Kerfuffle party today, would almost swap the sunshine for that. Pip pip & bigs luvs for 2013.