San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama Travel Blog

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San Pedro´s church, with roof made of cactus apparently

Nobody expects to be accosted by a clown when sitting in a restaurat waiting for the meal to arrive.  A group of awful local musicians playing predictable traditional music - sure, just tell them ín English, with a smile, that they are ´dreadful´, watch them not understand the ´compliment´and then claim not to have any change.  But a clown, as I found,  is slightly different. 

Nobody I know likes clowns, understands them even, they are sinister evil creatures led in their underground sect by the arch-capitalist Ronald MacDonald.  Don´t get me wrong, I´m not afraid of them (incidently the episode of Trisha where she forces another of her victims to confront their fear of clowns is one of my favourites), I just disklike their idiocy.

A number of mad dogs look on in hope of food
  Unfortunatley just ignoring the clown in this case, concentrating on my book and hoping it would go away, didn´t work.  I couldn´t help myself a breif glance to see what it was up to, what ´clever´ trick it was planning next, and it caught me looking.  Thinking I was interested it continued, and of course the other idiots in the restaurant applauded and kept up the pretence that this type of behaviour is acceptable in Chile, or anywhere else in the world.  Well it isn´t  - so go and try and earn your pitiful, undignified living somewhere else.  In fact don´t - stay right where you are because I´m going to Argentina tomorrow and with any luck they won´t let creatures like you cross the border.

(Apart from this unfortunate incident, San Pedro is a nice enough place as demonstrated by the photos, but very very expensive compared to ´cheap as chips´ Bolivia).

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San Pedro de Atacama
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