Sunday, January 19, 2014

The weekends

Last weekend we went to Pichilemu and had a wonderful time at the beach. It was great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and explore more of what Chile has to offer. We stayed in a hostel right on the coast call Surfarm, it was a shame that we only could stay one night there. I would go back in a heartbeat. The water was just as refreshing as Lake Superior in the summertime and after playing in the waves all day, we topped it off by having bonfire on the beach and gazing at the souther hemisphere sky.

This weekend we stayed in Santiago. Friday and Saturday night we went to the Festival de Jazz. We relaxed on the riverbank and listened to Phil Woods play his sax while the sun set over Cerro San Cristóbal. This was the first of many music festivals in Santiago this summer. If you like music Santiago has it all!

We finished off the weekend by hiking Cerro Manquhue (Mon - k - whey). Manquhue is a popular hike, we encountered people of all ages and nationalities. The trails were well developed, but the terrain did present some difficulty when we near the top. All in all, it took us a good 4 hours total and was worth every step. Santiago has an incredible number of hills and mountains to hike. Hopefully, I will have a chance to do most of them, but if I don't I guess that means I'll have to come back in the future!

That is all I have for now, we have trips planned to Isla Negra and Valparaiso in the coming weeks, so look for those soon. Chao!

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