Travel Blogs from Talca
... my broken Spanish seemed to improve mildly, or they just started understanding me better. In a way it was quite nice to be immersed in a family lifestyle again. I'd forgotten what it was like to set the table, have regular dinner times and talk about homework. It also made me miss my own family that much more.
On Wednesday 18 July, I said my farewells and bussed it back to Santiago. Glad to have my freedom back but also grateful to Jorge and ...
... Y Toros the biggest winery in Chile. Our tour mates were an entire Air Canada flight crew, who assured us they would not be flying anything for 36 hours. We finished the day with a bus trip to our quiet and peaceful B & B, La Magnolia, at the foothills of the Mountains. Wine tasting and large meals mid day have a substantial impact on one's ability to stay awake beyond dusk.
We found that Saabs and M5s etc. gave way to micro cars, Hyundaes Chevrolets, like ...
... a crumpled distillation tank at Balduzzi is a reminder of this event. We sampled a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Carmenere (red) originally produced in France and now unique to Chile, an oaked C******nay and a late-harvest C******nay which was sweet and very drinkable. After an excellent private(!) tour around the winery we finished our stay in Talca at La Buena Carne with a bottle of Cab Sav to accompany a platter of hearty Chilean meat fare.
Onward day bus to Pucon, 9hrs.
... around like we had walked this way a hundred times. As I'm sure you can guess, we soon found ourselves lost in the middle of the woods. Not a red arrow to be seen. "It's OK!" we thought, "We have it on good authority that the dog will lead the way!", so we followed him around the forest like a couple of idiots for a further 20 minutes until we were even more lost. Panic set in. We didn't have any kind of timepiece or phone so we were trying to tell the time from the ...
... some grade IV rapids. Before we'd got into the river, we were standing on the edge holding our floats and wearing our helmets. After 5 minutes waiting around, the intructor came over and asked us "are the helmets working?" None of our heads had been injured in that waiting time so we had to say yes.
The next day we thought it would be a good idea to climb a volcano. We got kitted out with ice-picks and crampons and began our ascent. After going for a piddle in ...
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