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Deciding to go on this trip was something I considered for a while. However, planning it and the length of it was something that came in pieces. I had never set out on a journey like this before. Sure, I moved to Chile by myself and I went to India on my own and done other little trips here and there, but never really "traveled" on my own. I sought a lot of guidance from friends who had done this before on places to go, what to see, but it was ...
... thankyou. The tour ended with a drink known as the 'earthquake' which included white wine, grenadine and pineapple ice cream. A very sweet concoction, which made you feel as if an earthquake was happening after a few too many. Lunch time beckoning, we headed back to the fish market to try the crab pie which we had been recommended. Not as we knew it, but a tasty crab and cheese lasagne style dish. With the San Cristobal hill in our sights we headed in that ...
... normal; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.33px;">What I learned the most about: I learned most about camping.
What I missed while living in the van: I missed being able to sleep in my own bed.
3. Lazuli Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 14%
This was their flagship wine from the vines we were amid. This is their current release as they hold the wine until they believe it has reached balance (as the Cabernet Sauvignon gets very ripe here).
Clear and bright. Slight thinning at the rim. Very intense. Rich, complex black fruit nose with secondary notes. Rich, textured, smooth, ...
... bang. The sound made me feel like we were being bombed. My favorite activity was when we visited the mall to ice skate. The most interesting part of our time here is that earthquakes happen very often. I learned that an earthquake can occur at anytime, anywhere. Tomorrow we are heading to Valparaíso but we'll be back in seven weeks after our tour in a camper van around Chile and Argentina.