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Part 3 - Crossing Into Chile: The Arrival

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The ferry arrives

The Fanta-Chopp guys needed to get back to work fixing things up for the upcoming tourist season, so I spent a nice hour by the lake waiting for the ferry. The one-and-a-half-hour trip went through a long, blue lake in the midst of a national park and I spent most of it chatting with a Chilean government official.

the ferryMe on the ferryFerry heading for port

As we pulled into port I had my new directions written on a notebook. I was waiting for the ferry to finish landing when an old man rapped his finger on my window.

I couldn’t understand his Spanish but guessed he was saying the name of the city I was heading for that night. I showed him the notebook and he confirmed. Then he pointed at himself and then at my passenger-side empty seat.

I paused, and he said “no, ok” and started to leave. A flood of thoughts went through my head: these roads are rough and a local guide will help; if the car breaks down I’ll need someone to show me where to go for assistance; if he has a gun he could rob me.

“Si, si,” I said and pointed to the empty seat.

It was a quiet trip through a bumpy gravel road with deep potholes, steep hills and sharp curves. At one point I stepped outside to release some of the Fanta-Chopp and the stars were as bright as I had ever seen. Very little civilization here, and no light sources from cities.

We reached the town at around 11:30 p.m. It’s always hard finding a hotel in the dark in a small town and the man asked me if I had a place to stay. I said no and said something like “economia?”.

I think he was asking if I wanted a cheap one, and I said yes, and he directed me through some streets until we pulled up in front of a small hostel.

“Muchas gracias,” he said, shook my hand, and walked away.

After sitting there a minute to get my bearings I rang the hostel door and asked for a room. The woman said sure and within five minutes I had my car parked in a secure lot and was in a spotless, cozy room.

The day didn’t start off well at all, but things really came together to help me get safely into Chile.

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