|Memorial to the Battles Fought in Temuco|
Mapuche, Spanish and Chileano
My first stop was to Plaza Anibal Pinto, better known in every other city and town as Plaza De Armas. It was nice. Large Palm trees with crazy thick trucks, a nice fountain and what I was looking for. This monument to the Machupe battles through the years. Its really well done with figures from the three main historical cultures. Mapuche, Chileano and Spanish. I dont take to many photos of monuments but this one got the full treatment. The park was lush and green and a great way to spend an hour drinking coffee and watching the world go by.
|Amanecer rocking out|
I supported him and bought 2 discs ($5). I cant remember the last time I actually bought music. Anyways I talked with him and his buddy who was hawking the discs for about 10 minutes. He told me he was playing all his life but had kids and a wife and he needed to take care of them so hits the park and streets to make some extra money (He drives taxi for a living). I am very gradually slowing down and starting to appreciate street life from the reality of it.
XE.com and have not just started paying attention. Its now $1 Canadian = 500 CLP. If memory serves it was 560CLP when I cross the border...and what the hell kind of sentence is "If memory servers"
I purchased 1 kilo of cherrys, .5 kilo of strawberrys, 3 apples, 3 oranges, 3 bananas, 1 avocado, 3 eggs, 1 cucumber, 1.5 litres of water and 3 buns. The magic final total was $2200 CLP or $4.40C more or less. I have a bus trip into the mountains tomorrow so the road snacks will be a nice change from potato chips.
** I dont know what it is about buying things in 3's but thats what I do. I also book 3 nights when I reserve online (unless its just a stop over). Very Odd.
A Few Market Shots.
Yuppers its fruit and veggies. I am trying some things with my camera because I tend to take the same style of photos, so as I do something different you have to look at it. Finally my favourite photo of the day. As I posted on FB this horse is probably thinking, what the crap did I do in previous life to deserver this fate!This market is no different than anywhere else where as the farmers and indiginous come to town daily to sell thier goods. This is thier mode of transportation. Family and goods just pack up and head to market, pack up and head home. The horse well you see his day.
I am heading to the Anden Rose Hotel tomorrow for..you guessed it, 3 nights. It located near the small town of Charcautin near Parque Nacional Conguillio. Home of the spectacular smoking cone of Volcan Llaima which coincidently is one of the most active volcanos in the world. Last eruption was April of 2009. I am going to climb that puppy.
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