Author Archives: Jill

More of Jill’s pics…

Woops! We are still clearly figuring out the mobile blogging system…my last post had lots of good photos but only two made it online. Oy! So here are a few more…

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So cold our guides made a fire at lunch

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...and my wetsuit was steamin

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Duckies!

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Totally worth the cold for this hot chocolate

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Santi, my river guardian, who saved me from a scary swim our last day

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Dan fills our water bottles...and ten days later our stomachs are still okay!

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Awesome sea kayaking on the Espolon Lake

Futaleufu, Part 3: Jill’s Pics

(by Jill)
I took a bunch of photos on my phone, but during our sea kayaking day my phone decided to take a little freshwater dip and was toast. Even though I have no cell service abroad, I’ve been using the phone as a camera and was sad to lose all of my photos. Luckily the ex-chile staff, including the chef, Luz, were very familiar with swimming cell phone remedies. And after leaving the phone in a bowl of rice all day while we rafted, then sticking it in the sauna until dinner – it was cured! So…here are a few photos from the first days in futa, pre-swim…

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Dan ready to conquer the futa

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Our daily morning trip across the river

Trevelin

We made it to Trevelin, a 2.5 hour flight south of Buenos Aires. We are exhausted and fighting the urge to take a 2 hour nap. Dan passed out in the hotel lobby after giving me strict instructions to wake him up in 18 minutes. Wish me luck!

Lomo

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Dan enjoys a proper porteno meal in Palermo – ensalada, lomo, y papas fritas.

Right before this photo we were caught in an absolute monsoon. The streets were flooded but we both realized we have never been so prepared for rain in our lives. Rain jackets, waterproof shoes, quick dry pants…we passed the rain test big time.

Buenos Aires day 1

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Super-size me…Dan’s first Argentine cafe.

I’m still learning to post from my phone and sometimes the photos are not included, so hope this works. We are sitting in a cafe now enjoying a hot but breezy summer day.

Yesterday we walked all over the city. Dan took most of the photos but I snapped a few, too.

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Does he fit in with the locals or what?!

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We ended our first day with dinner at my host family’s house and didn’t finish until midnight. More photos and stories in the next post.

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After a long travel day and late dinner we slept until…11:30am! We just finished a leisurely lunch at 3:30pm so despite the quick-dry clothing and cameras around our necks, we are doing very well adopting the south american lifestyle.

Chau!!!

Situation room

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Testing to make sure I can blog from my nexus 7 while Dan counts how many books he has ‘read’ this year (audible during his commute on 2x speed accounts for majority of list).