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Old 11-19-2012, 03:21 AM   #3931
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makes you realise that anyone can do this, if you really want to.

You certainly seem to be paying forward by sharing your experiences and encouraging others.

If you get to the UK, the beers on me.

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Welcome Steve! Yes anyone can do this type of Adventure. Just takes a willingness to get out of your comfort zone, save up some time and money.....
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #3932
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:27 AM   #3933
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago. Had a great stay in Santiago. It is a big modern city unlike any other city that I have been in to in South America. As my amazing host Martyn said; "it just works"

I cannot be thankful enough for the people that I have met along the journey, and in Santiago Martyn and Kate (and their son George) that opened their home to me in Santiago Helping me get set up at BMW service, Then providing with a comfy bed and hospitality and great conversations about Life, Kids, travel, motobikes and so many other topics was really awesome! It is one of the experiences of meeting other great people with a motorcycle connection that you feel like could be friends for a lifetime!! It is hard to be able to express how much this impacts a journey like the one I am on. So you just say with a heartfelt thanks!

Somehow I did not take a photo of us together

And their son George was great, when I got there he handed me a cup of tea....... In a KTM mug



And we shared some great Chilean Wine and Peruvian Pisco Sours. Including a great dinner of Grill steak and homemade Yorkshire pudding (gravy was on the table but not on my plate yet!)



Thanks for helping me with the At the BMW service center. Met Paulo from San Paulo who was with his buddies. Invited me to his house in San Paulo!


Love the money in Chile Color coded and waterproof!



And I had to stop at Walmart for a couple adapters as they are different here in Chile :)



After a great visit in Santiago it was time to hit the road. The petrol stations are really nice here with a restaurant, cash machine WIFI.....



Petrol is about $6.00/Gallon



Looking forward to riding the southern part of Chile, Patagonia, Caraterra Austral, and Argentinian Lakes District!

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Old 11-19-2012, 08:36 AM   #3934
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Just in case anyone wants it. BMW service Santiago





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S33 23.950 W70 33.120



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S33 21.702 W70 30.430
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:28 PM   #3935
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Petrol is about $6.00/Gallon



Wow! Is that the octane rating in the green squares?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:32 AM   #3936
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Wow! Is that the octane rating in the green squares?
Yes that is the Octane. Argentina and Chile have good fuel, and is so modern compared to others like Bolivia. Real treat!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:28 AM   #3937
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Wow! Is that the octane rating in the green squares?
Yes, but it's note the same rating than yours. This is RON, yours is AKI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...rement_methods
Our 97 should be close to your 93
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:41 AM   #3938
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Yes, but it's note the same rating than yours. This is RON, yours is AKI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_...rement_methods
Our 97 should be close to your 93
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:23 AM   #3939
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Yes that is the Octane. Argentina has good fuel, and is so modern compared to others like Bolivia. Real treat!

The picture is for a Chilean Gas Station, and regarding Argentina Fuel, I'll not be so Sure how good is the fuel but if you suvived to Bolivian fuel, you should be ok in Argentina
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #3940
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The picture is for a Chilean Gas Station
OOPS forgot where I was...... as I am back in Argentina now :)
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:34 PM   #3941
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Mark, bad news ....It was snowing in Ushuaia
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Mark, bad news ....It was snowing in Ushuaia
Thats not bad news.... Just part of the adventure!! Still a couple weeks before I get that far!
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Happy turkey day Mark, guess down there it'll be beef not bird for dinner
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Happy turkey day Mark, guess down there it'll be beef not bird for dinner
Thanks Erik!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Argentinean steak WOW amazing!!

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:49 AM   #3945
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Santiago to Pucon, Chile

Ready to update ...... Sitting in Bariloche, Argentina on Thanksgiving Day. It is strange being away from home on Holidays as all the traditions and time with family and friends make these days special!! I am thankful for the opportunity to be out riding in the world and can reflect on all the things that make life special. So I miss my family and friends, but smile at the day in front of me!! Thanks to all that have encouraged and interacted with me on this Ride Report!! It really has made this journey amazing!! THANK YOU!!

I rode out of Santiago 4 days ago after great hospitality of Martyn and Kate. It was a beautiful sunny day and I had decided that due to my schedule heading to Ushuaia (2nd time I had a schedule on the trip and it is always a bit hard. I paid for my Antarctic trip, so now I have to make it!) So I took Ruta 5 due south 480 miles to Pucon which is supposed be a cool little town on a lake.

The ride was mostly straight down the valley, with the Andes on my left and lots of farms, orchards, and vineyards. It is a toll road, so unfortunately I had to stop and pay tolls all along the way. Think it ended up being around $10 USD total for the day. But I could cruise along at 120-130KM, so it was good to make the miles!



I love riding, even with straight roads as it is all about enjoying the moments! Funny signs as I crossed a bridge .... 0 Accidents with a smiley face.



As I headed toward Pucon.... The view of the Villarrica Volcano was great! Long day riding and looking forward to finding a place to stay for a few days.

Picked this place which was great!! Coordinates to come. Would recommend it but there seems to be tons of cool looking hostels in town! it was 8000 Pesos for the night (around $16.65 USD) night. way cheaper than getting my own room!



Pulled right into the front yard.



Say hello to Susan and Christopher for me!



The volcano is peeking out from the clouds all day.



Nice views from town.



There is a big lake with a black sand beach...



And good food in town. Also met Chris and his wife (oops forgot her name) It is always great to meet other travels, share experiences and stories!



Met up with a couple American Guys Joe and Joe and we had a great evening cooking dinner and sharing stories!! thanks Guys enjoy your travels!

This hostel had nice rooms and great kitchen. Would have been worth staying a bit longer, but have to keep moving south right now!



One last view of the mountain!

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