Wouldn't You Believe IT!!!!
Apr 4, 2007
|After 9 months of travel and with only a couple of days left, what I dreaded most of all happened.
My bag was STOLEN!!!!
As an optimist I always try to look at the positive side of things, but with only two days to go before I travel back home and without any money to pay for the airport tax, let alone food, well I wasn't feeling to optimistic to say the least.
Bright side was that I usually carry two cameras, passport and air tickets in my day pack, but on this occasion I decided against it because I was travelling to Pichilemu to go surfing and didn't require those items. As soon as I returned to the hostel in Santiago, my bag was stolen including my wallet which was the only priced possesion worth missing.
I even know who did it, but getting proof or them to return the items is a different story.
What happened was that after arriving in Santiago I placed my bag on my bed, I then watched the football on TV and 45 minutes later I discovered my bag was missing. The front gate was open and my bedroom window was open too. However I believe the construction workers next door took my bag because they could see it through my window, where as someone on the street wouldn't of known or be lucky enough to open a very loud creaky gate and then notice my back pack staring back at them. No, I'm convinced that one of the workers jumped the fence, took my bag and later opened the front gate to make it look like someone else did it, BASTARDS!!!!
But now I'm OK, thanks to my beloved parents I now have enough money to eat a decent meal and leave the country in the next few days, Phew!
However the last week or two have been some of the quietest of my trip, hence the lack of photos. I have just been chillin in Buenos Aires and Santiago. I had intially intended to go to the North of Argentina to see the Iguazu Falls, one of the natural wonders of this world, however with consistent bad weather I decided against it because it's one of those sights best appreciated on a good day.
Anyway, the last few days I have spent back in Pichilemu, were I got some of the longest and best waves of my life. I actually got the longest ride of my life yesterday for approximately 600m, the thing just kept going and going and then going some more, tell you what, it was a bitch of a paddle back out but so worth it.
So I'm off home soon, now more then ever I'm looking so forward to it.
So I'll catch most of you when I get back.
See ya Mikey.