Gran Hotel Isabel Riquelme
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... however we decided to get out and explore the town for a day.
Chillán is a small and vibrant town with a population of 170,000 located 410km south of Santiago. The towns main attractions are the large fruit and vegetable market and the murals at Escuela México.
The fruit and vegetable market, Feria de Chillán, is housed under a building shaped in a crossthat overflows into the surrounding streets. It's a vibrant market and the centre for selling produce ...
... fries...we waited for them because we watched her slice the potato then fry them up ...yum... the best fries I ever ate.
The people that we encountered today seemed more modern, wealthier, upscale, well dressed. We were warned by Mauricio to be careful in Chillan of pickpocketers, but we walked around at night and felt very safe and secure... It was a great experience.
We returned to our room and had a great nights sleep in our twin ...
... get to the waterfalls (which is what I really wanted to see) around 7.30 pm and the sun had gone. It was still great to see the waterfalls, but it didn't wow me as I thought it would. I think if we hadn't had all the problems earlier in the day and got there with plenty of time to spend then I would have appreciated it more. Ah well, I have to look on the bright side. Even though I am spending about 9 hours on the bus ...
... to the multi-block open-air street
market where fruits, vegetables, crafts and clothing are sold. The
nearby mountains are a popular skiing destination.Chillán was founded in 1580 at the site of Chillán Viejo as San Bartolomé ...
Today, July 5th, started as most days do, with a lot of rain. The sky was swollen with clouds, and stained with the melancholy. The sun is hidden behind a curtain of mist and gray. A day like today is made for one thing; SLEEP. Not even this old bear can hibernate all day so I get up in time for lunch. With my belly full needed to get out of the house and seize the day. Luckily Raul invites me to ride along with him to Eliana's brother , ...