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Published: August 16th 2004
The Lake in Puerto Varas
I origonally took this photo without the kids infront that were wagging school and smoking down at the warf, but thought(and they agreed) that it'd be more ineresting with some people in it.
Well my little brother turned 20 today so I thought I'd make a bit of a shout out, hope you're having a good one matey. I remember when I was 20, no pressure, no responsabilities, full of life... oh the good old days. Enjoy it while it lasts Gavy because soon you'll be old and tied down like me.
Meanwhile I'm still ticking along well, been checking out little towns and lakes and climbing Volcanoes and stuff on my way up through southern Chile towards Temuco. The weather's been a bit off and on over the last week or so I've missed out on a few of the postcard views but here's a few of my recent photo's for you to check out anyway. One thing that's really struck me about southern Chile is that the scenery is quite similar to that of New Zealand, green and beautiful. Apparently gizillions of years ago New Zealand and Oz were joined to the side of Chile so that's why there are a lot of the same ferns and trees here that we've got back home. Ineresting I thought, it's just a shame that Aussie didn't drift a bit further away from us then they did huh?
😊 hahaha na just jokes - I'm actually in Temuco visiting an Aussie friend called Gavin that I meet while I was in Buenos Aires at the start of my trip, and he is in fact quite a good dude even though he's a Cronulla Sharks supporter. Last night we watched a Sharks Vs the Warriors match from a few weeks back that he got his parents to send over which was cool, even though we lost miserably. And tonight we've got the final of the State of Origon series to watch and he's a NSW supporter so that should be fun too. Nice to get a dose of league after watching nothing but soccer for the last 4months. Gav's here teaching his mongel english for a while before heading up to Canada for a snow season in a couple of months like me so I'll probably be seeing him again up there sometime later on in the year.
Well my plan is to hitch-hike up to Santiago tomorrow(depending what time I wake up) to visit a couple of Chileno friends I met in Córdoba, and I'll probably spend the weekend with them before heading further north. So that's it for
The town church - Puerto Varas
Every little town down here has a cool church like this or better in the middle of the town.
now, I guess you've figuered by the lack of emails from me that this how I plan on keeping you all up to date with my hard life from now on. But I love hearing what's going on back home too so please keep emailing me and I'll do my best to reply. Love you all heaps - russ
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