Yes, solar panels do work indoors! It doesn’t happen often, but time to time you still have power outages in Chile. I experienced them in all parts of the country. In the beautiful capital Santiago, in Valdivia and all the way south to Coyhaique. It is always very short, never more than an hour, but sometimes unexpected and sometimes a little annoying. Since I am prepared for wild camping during this crazy adventure, I always have power bank or two just in case. Today we had power outage in Coyhaique. I decided to try my solar panels indoors rather than using power banks. Not that I was desperate, but I just wanted to try as the sky was clear and the sun was shining directly trough my window.
It worked better that I was expecting and my kindle was charging pretty fast!
It feels so good to have my first haircut since February! I went to hairdresser recommended by people who lived here when I first arrived to this hostel in Coyhaique. That is in Patagonia. Which is in Chile. And is stunningly beautiful place.
So I was on my daily exercise walk – take some big plastic bottles filled with water, stick them into a backpack, put your face mask on and go for a walk! Believe it is not easy when you are in Patagonia – it is never flat!
On the way back I saw that the hairdressers/barber place was open! And at the end of May it is like flashing lights when the last time you had your haircut was in February…
I just said – make me guapo. And that’s the only word the lady understood 😂 She and all other people waiting were laughing 😂 Nobody was afraid that I am foreign. Laughing, smiling and asking me things on translation app where the fuck that Lithuania is and what language people speak there!
I am still far from guapo, but I look a bit like a human now 🙂
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?
Some people like the time around Christmas because of being with their family, receiving or giving presents, not having to go to work, eating and drinking too much. Normal stuff.
I’m alone on my own in Southern Spain and it is 2020, so these normal things are a bit out of reach.
But this one day I almost jumped into the air! I walk into my local Aldi and they have brussels sprouts! They must have Christmas thing here too. Or maybe there are so many British expats that it makes it profitable to sell them for a week or so 🙂 It was more than a year… Got as much as I thought I could fit in my backpack. Girl at the checkout gave me a strange look. But I really really like brussels sprouts! Weirdo.