Saturday January 31, 2015 (Chile, Patagonia, South America)
This morning it was time to take a bus to Puerto Natales with the goal of seeing Torres del Paine National Park. The bus ride of approximately 5 hours brought us over the border into Chile and eventually to the city of Puerto Natales in time to attend an information talk about hiking in the park. Torres del Paine is quite famous for its trekking, but there’s a lot of knowledge to digest in order to understand how to get into/out of the park, how and where to camp, renting gear, and so forth.
We met a great Canadian couple from Saskatoon (Rachel and Jared) in our hostel. We had also met Ian and Luke (Yorkshire, England) on the bus over. We grouped up and headed to a local brewpub by the name of Baguales. Their blonde ale was a beautiful, unfiltered ale and is the best beer I’ve had on the trip to date. Lovely! American-style food had us eating lamb burgers and great fries. A great meal, and a perfect introduction to Chile.
Tomorrow we prepare for the trek!