So after the volcano ascent (still with stiff legs) we started on our way to Santiago. We have found a really useful little booklet which has recommended little hotels in it which has been brilliant. Anyone thinking about coming to Chile should pick up a copy. From this booklet we found the most amazing accommodation on a wine farm in the middle of the wine district. The red grapes were delicious and the Chardonnay was so delicious that we managed to drink a whole bottle (which is quite something for Andrew!!!!).
We then carried on north and stayed in another beautiful little hotel which served only vegetarian food much to Andrew’s horror. But he was actually quite surprised at how yummy the food was.
From there we headed up to Santiago (this is where the clutch started to give troubles detailed in Andrew’s post “Mechanical failure 3”). Santiago has been fun. We spent an afternoon and evening walking around, exploring the markets (and buying a pair of earrings), we caught the funicular to the Sanctiuary of the Virgin Mary, we walked the Parque Forestal and generally felt like good tourists.
Tomorrow we head off to Easter Island. I am SO SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!