New puppy friend

Costanera Puerto Montt. I was just sitting by the sea enjoying the sun and the views. Then out of nowhere came this little fellow, jumped on my legs and sat there for a few minutes. Completely ignoring the call from his owners. I even had enough time to grab my phone and make a selfie. I wonder if it’s because I’m starting to look like Santa?

My bike is safe in Puerto Varas

Before South American trip I was a little worried about abundance of stray dogs in Chile. I visited the country before and was a little surprised by the number of dogs on the streets anywhere outside Santiago. They are everywhere!

I was preparing mentaly and physically to meet them on my travel. By physically I mean I went to a pet shop and bought some dog threats ­čÖé

But I was nicely surprised how stray dogs really do not care about you most of the time. Ok, when the sun starts going down they become more scared and some start chasing you, but during the day they just lay by the side of the road and ignore you.

The further I went on my trip the more often I realised that my bike attracts lots of very friendly dogs. And then it hit me – I have these nice and smelly dog treats in my Apidura food pouch! I am sure it is impossible to a dog, especialy a hungry dog not to smell them, so like in Puerto Varas, my bike was always guarded by a few local friends ­čÖé