Pole to Pole
Day 138: Punta Arenas to Patriot Hills
'Going to the South Pole. Byee!'
Hopefully for the last time I push 'only one time the button', and say farewells once more to the helpful staff at the Cabo do Hornos. They seem to be quite accustomed to being used as a jumping-off point for Antarctic explorers, and will keep our rooms free tonight, just in case.
Collecting various hung-over Australians on our way, we drive out of Punta Arenas past Unisex Pamela and Unisex Splendid Hair Salons and the Club Hipico - 'Horse Racing once a Week'. Someone mentions the oft-quoted statistic that Punta Arenas has more brothels per head of population than any town in South America, and a local Chilean is surprised that I haven't visited the Red Zone . . . 'the cathouses', as they call them. They were a notable omission from the list Adventure Network issued us with on arrival: '101 Things to Do while in Punta Arenas'.
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- Series: Pole to Pole
- Day: 138
- Country/sea: Chile
- Place: Punta Arenas
- Book page no: 305
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