The next day we had time to explore town a bit. The grid made it easy to get around and the cleanliness and serene vibe made for a really nice time. Then we had one more area to get to know: Punta Arenas' Zona Franca for some cheapo shopping (tax free) in big, warehouse-like, no-name stores. We managed to get the rest of our hiking gear (made in China) and food provisions (made in who-knows) for really, really good prices and then we were off to Puerto Natales on the bus where our afternoon was busy with last minute logistics planning: getting to the park, buses to Argentina (!), and so on.
|with Ferdinand Magellan, in Punta Arenas plaza, overlooking Strait of Magellan|