12.02.2017 - 04.03.2017 29 °C
Well, we tried to drink Chile dry last night with our bon voyage meal at a fantastic little place just down from our hotel (the wine here is just too darn good!). We headed out in the morning to Los Dominicos Village a local crafts market and shopping destination in a heritage zone of Santiago, Chile. We hopped on the subway (we are becoming experts) and headed out. Upon emerging from the subway we happened upon the Saturday Farmer’s Market. I am always in awe of the size of the vegetables and fruit in the other hemisphere. Here the avocados are the size of small watermelons and watermelons the size two footballs.
We wandered through the many shops of local craftsman and bought a couple treasures to take home to remind us of our wonderful time in Chile. Ger and I bought a copper plate and some lapis lazuli (a deep blue, semi-precious stone) earrings for me. We headed back to the hotel for a shower and change of clothes before heading out for our last Chilean feast and transport to the airport. Our flight leaves at 9:00 pm and we should be in Toronto by 6:00 am tomorrow. If all goes well we should be home by 10:00 am (weather looks terrible at home!).
A fantastic journey we had over the past 3 weeks, Chileans are friendly & welcoming, the range of activities this country offers are immense and Chile is absolutely beautiful. We had such a great time traveling with our partners in crime and I look forward to our next adventure. I leave Chile feeling very grateful and blessed (and heavier! The wine and great food was thoroughly enjoyed, Ger and I are heading home to dry out!).
Until next time,
PS - the wifi here at the airport is very slow so no pictures today.