Hunderburton Adventures


A record of wanderings through Latin America

¡Feliz Navidad!

December 23rd, 2011 at 5:00

(¿Don’t you just love the upside down punctuation marks at the start of sentences?)

Puerto Natales

We are in Puerto Natales, a little Chilean town wayyy down South. For reference, its approximately 900km further South than the bottom of Tasmania. Add to this that yesterday was summer solstice, and you have very long days. The sun tends to set around 11pm and there is still some light at about 12:30 which feels quite strange.

Tomorrow we set off on our big hike around the Torres del Paine national park, Time Magazine’s ‘greatest hike in the world’. We’ll be away right up until New Years Eve (also known as Nick’s Birthday), so this is our last chance to say merry Christmas (‘feliz navidad’ over this side of the world) to everybody! In fact, by the time we get back the new year will have ticked over in Australia, so we should probably throw in a “Happy New Year” too!

Thanks for following our little blog, its been fun to update and we love looking at how many hits we have received on a given day/entry. The last couple of days have been quite funny actually. I’m not sure what has changed, but for some reason we’ve become visible to a whole heap of automated web crawlers and bots who have been posting these ridiculous comments. We allowed the first one or two, thinking someone reading might find them amusing like we did, but we’ve had at least 50 over the last couple of days so we’ve started deleting them on mass. Some of the messages deliver believable enough compliments or accusations “gotta hand it to you, there’s some good stuff here” or “dude, check your facts”, but others are ridiculously targeted and miss the mark entirely:

“Except the military and police are part of the 99%. It may work initially, but eventually they will also turn on their corporate masters”

(I cant imagine which blogs that comment would apply to…). We’ve also had some touching stories about how Hunderburton Adventures has changed people’s lives, a shout out to Alex Weisinger who wrote to us

“It’s the season of giving so I actually have a gift for you since we really love this blog. You know, in the last year it has really made an impact in our lives and dragged us from financial despair to living a very comfortable life.”

What can I say, you’re welcome Alex, it’s been a pleasure.

¡Chao chicos! More posts to come in the new year!

7 Responses to “¡Feliz Navidad!”

  1. Josephine Sharp Says:

    How can one compete with those posts, heh?? I just wish you all a very wonderful Christmas and New Year, happy birthday Nick, great upcoming adventures, safe travels and excellent health! JXX

  2. Stephen and Nancy and Jono Says:

    The greatest hike in the world! We look forward to the photos. Have a great time. Lots of love to you three from all of us here.

  3. Christoph Eisner Says:

    ‘Feliz Navidad’ is pretty impressive. I have a few different ‘ Merry Christmas(es)’ included in the link below. And I don’t think you will be seeing the Aurora borealis in mid summer down there, so for some more wintery Christmas spirit included

    Love your blog, keep it coming
    Have Fun

  4. Courtney Says:

    Well as someone living a comfortable life, I can only attribute most of the credit to your blog Anna. So thank you. And merry christmas and happy new year! I hope your hike is flipping amazing! Hi to Sven & Nick too!!!! :) x

  5. Stephen and Nancy Says:

    Wishing you all a wonderful hike. We’ll be thinking of you with much love (hope not too embarrassing) and looking forward to the next instalment. Wish I could do those exclamation marks. . .

  6. Christine Says:

    God Jul kära vänner! So if i say that you changed my life (well at least for a couple of days) you will delete my post, haha? Enjoy the hike. Ciao

  7. Mandy Says:

    Merry Christmas and happy birthday Nickyou’re missed at home!

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