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Chili: Andes with a Magician

Since I took off the Newark Intenational Airport, I have not seen a Japanese. No let me correct. I have not seen an Asian! Girl or boy, man or woman! I am certain that Chili has a Japanese community so this has been a bizzare experience for me. As far as what I know till now, I would see Japanese tourists anywhere from the desert in Morrocco to the wonderful old city in Uzbekistan. That is how we are..! So why not in Chili?

Anyway, thank you that some of you kept eyes on the last post. Obviously, I am travelling here and there both in terms of space and time. So, I happily jumped March and now my mind is in April. I will keep that as it certainly expresses my current mentality.

I have taken a bus from Santiago, Chili to Mendoza, Argentina today. Mendoza is a city in Andes famous for producing and exporting wines globally. Certainly I was happy to drink wines going from a Botega to another Botega but what made this trip even more exciting was meeting to a magician sat next to me.

One most enjoyable of a backpacking trip is certainly making a friend here and there. This time, I made a friend with a magician. Juan is a Chilian, a magician, an ex-lawyer, a husband to a beautiful wife and a father of two cute boys. We had such an enjoyable talk through the bus ride. For the past few days, I have speaking only Spanish (Let me correct, I am speaking only broken Spanish with the troubled smile when another person is spaking in the bullet-fast Spanish) and he was an unusual person spoken a perfect English.

We have talked about his family, his profession, the politics and so on. I enjoyed to talk to a person who changed his profession drastically and lived in different countries. It is certainly something, especially when you are in the middle of... Andes!

Anyway, as I did not feel like staying in Mendoza enjoying wine forever, I will be taking off to Cordoba, a hisotrical city now signed as the World Heritage city by UNESCO.
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by Haruka_Miki | 2008-03-27 00:00 |
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