Dinner at Bristol - we started with some so-so bread, butter, olive tapenade, and a bottle of Carmenere. Wine is a steal here - my normal method of picking wine back home is based purely on science - I locate the CHEAPEST bottle of wine on the list, and then select the next-highest priced one so nobody thinks I´m a TOTAL tightwad! But here, we were able to go with the most-expensive, for once! And the cost ... only $40! The wine was phenomenal; we had already decided that we´d need another bottle after only a few sips.
Celebrating Christmas in Chile December 25th 2008 Geo: -33.4691, -70.642We finally arrived in Chile, and the feeling in my legs finally returned! Woo hoo! Isn´t it nice when blood actually circulates through your body? It was quite the marathon getting out of the airport - from lining up to pay the $132 reciprocity fee that Canadians are charged (Chile dings us for this amount simply because that´s what Chileans are charged to co ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more