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Santiago Airport

Arrived 12:15 pm after a pleasant 12 hour flight from Sydney. We have found out that our connecting flight from Santiago to Rio had been cancelled several days ago and we had beeb placed on GOL Airlines not leaving for another 5 hours at least Our luggage is still going round a carousel and we are trying to get our ticket sorted. More laqter

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8 Days to go

Melbourne, Australia 29th January 2009

sunny 43 °C

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Just 2 photos from our abortive 2008 South American Trip. Hopefully many more to come.

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Two weeks from Departure

Excitement starting to build

sunny 25 °C

We are now just 23 days from departire on our Scenic Tours journey to South America and Antarctica. those who know us will be aware of the disaster one year ago when we arrived in Buenos Aires for our planned 8 week holiday of a lifetime to find none of our arrangements had been paid for by our so-called travel agent. Had it not been for my new laptop we would have been totally stranded in Argentina with just a bare modicum of Spanish and no interest from the local Australian Embassy official I spoke with. After Celina became seriously ill we eventually were repatriated to Australia as a result of much needed assistance from AXA Assist. We returned to Melbourne on 5th February 2008 and it has taken over 10 months to recover most of the money we paid to the Agent. We are still awaiting the results of Police action against the Agent concerned. In our several days in BA we were able to take some photos and video of our Tango adventure prior to Celina's illness. I will include some of these to show why we look forward so much to the 5 we

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