San Cristobal Tower
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... must have been designed by a top architect. There was a lot of stone, wood and water and the guide for the winery told us that the owner believes in feng shui. It was very impressive. The buildings in the second winery were much more traditional. We tried five wines in each tasting, including some white wines as bothe wineries grow grapes for white wine in a wine area north of Santiago. We were told about a grape we had never heard of in the first winery. It is the carmeniere ...
... Argentina, and us 4 girls took a bus ride 15 minutes North to the neighbouring town Vina del Mar where we settled into another hostel for 3 nights. Vina del Mar had a beach and was very relaxed, so we all just picnicked daily, lounged in the sun on the beach (amongst more confetti, glitter and glass) and recuperated. On Saturday, Margaret left us to head towards Patagonia, but Deanna decided to stay with us until Santiago.
We arrived in Santiago by bus on ...
... ran out of dye somewhere along the way. That was a long 20km on a bike to see this...
On the way back we pulled into a park that had a couple of blue/green lagoons and waterfalls. We explored for a bit and were impressed with the clarity of the water and the deep blue colours that were visible.
We left Rio, heading to the airport for the flight to Chile. We had the funniest taxi driver. His name was Oliviera and he fancied himself as a bit of a photographer. Oliviera spoke very little English but laughed a lot. On the way he took us to a "fantastico, number 1" photo spot, dragged us out of the cab and took a few photo's. He kept hold of my camera and took a few snaps while he was driving (!!) on the way to the airport - pics not that great lol, though he was a ...
... guides for the weekend. Turns out it was Natalie's sisters birthday and we were invited to her party at their parents.
We arrived at the party around seven in the evening, however the birthday girl and her friends did not arrive till midnight! This apparently is common in Chile. Having prematurely started, we left the party before three in the morning when the party was just building momentum. The next day we went to tour ...
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