Another Friday night in Bellavista, more fun was had, with a few more anecdotes to add to the rather long list. As per usual, it started off with some food (hamburguesas a lo pobre) and beer. JD and I got talking to some people at the next table who suggested a club to go to. Unfortunately, we forgot the name, and so were unable to find it. We stopped and asked a few people, but to no avail. A couple of blokes we asked politely offered us something that’s best described as “slightly suspect” to smoke. Clearly we declined this offer. After learning we were from Britain, one of them, who was Argentinian, decided to start talking about the Falkland Islands, at which point I made an executive decision to disappear off, dragging JD with me, as in spite of thinking along these lines, some things are best left unsaid. Being attacked by a 40 year old stoned Argentinian guy didn’t feature especially high on my agenda.
We returned to our old haunt, En Secreto, but unfortunately, it was full, which we’d never come across before. Apparently there was a half hour wait to get in, which wasn’t ideal. Some of our friends were already inside, and they came out to try to persuade the bloke to let us in, but without much success. One guy waiting outside got a bit impatient with the delay, and so decided to indulge himself in a brawl with the chat guarding the door. Unfortunate for him, but ideal for us, and, because his attention was somewhat diverted, we seized this opportunity, and sneaked inside while his back was turned. It worked perfectly, and we stayed for a few hours (with of course yours truly doing some singing, as per usual). Anyway, we had a good night, and, owing to the fact that I had to meet my boss this morning, I left JD to it (at about half 3 or so), and walked the two miles back to the hotel.
Anyway, I’m now in the hostel where I’ll be staying until Monday (when I fly to Easter Island), and it’s very near to Baquedano station, so assuming that tonight will be spent in Bellavista as well, the walk back will be nice and short.