Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trip to Chile, pt. 5

After Caldera we spent some days in Santiago. Among the things we did there, was writing manuscripts and visiting the collections at the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural. We spent a lot of time working on abstracts for an upcoming meeting of researchers of aquatic mammals to be held in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Also, we took some time to relax and do some sightseeing.

Having a nice lunch at El Patio.

One of the many awesome examples of street art we saw in Santiago.

Santiago is at the foot of the Andes and on clear days you can see them.

An Araucaria (monkey-puzzle tree), evidence that I was indeed in the southern Hemisphere.

David, Nick and Carolina, ponder at the jaws of a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), in exhibit at the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural.

Lovely sunset over the Andes.

This concludes our trip to Chile, we work hard and we had great company and good times! 
Next stop, Peru!!

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