In the previous post we meet Jorge and his family. His nice wanted to show us more of their part of Chile, and together with Samantha and her mother, we toured Viña del Mar and the smaller fishing villages up the coast.
The nickname of Viña del Mar is “the Garden City” (Spanish: “Ciudad Jardin”)
After visiting the famous garden watch we knew why Viña del Mar got its nickname. Next visit was a giant local market, here in Chile they are called “Feria”. It is amazing what you can buy!
How about a mountain of artichokes or bacon avocadoes?
We bought some “perros”, which translate into “dogs” in English – hope you can guess what it is… because it is not dogs
Like in Mexico, Central American, Columbia and Ecuador – the Chileans love sweets and everything here comes with condensed milk or in Spanish “dulce leche” or in Chilean “Merken”
We headed north by the coast – leaving the skyscrapers behind us!
Had a break and stretched with a few yoga poses. Samantha and her mother have great humor – and we had so much fun
At the beach – www.lessismore.one was here!
Walked on the beach and could follow the railroad track in the sand dunes back – “please stay on track”
Chiles coast line stretches more than 4300 km and has everything from sandy beaches to rocky cliffs
One more mural (wall painting) of famous people in Chile – Charles Darwin was there. In 1834-1835 the HMS Beagle explores South America with Charles Darwin onboard. The 2-year planned expedition lasted 5 years, which gave Darwin fodder for his theory of evolution.
Life is a journal of learning, and we learn new things everyday from a new word in Spanish to animals and the history of evolution theory
We love when local people show us around, because it take us off the beaten path, and we get to see and experience things that are not listed in the tourist book. Like this “wishing bridge”.
You see all the colorful bounds? The bridge was constructed just a few years ago, at that time there was not a single bound on the bridge. A lot of wishes have been made. Esben and I wrote a wish in Danish, and tied it together with the one Samantha and her mother wrote. Maybe you can find our Danish wish if you go there.
We ended a great day with some more walking on the waterfront
Goodbye Viña del Mar and a special thanks to Jorge, Samantha and her mother (We already love Chile and the Chileans )
It is time to leave the apartment and Viña del Mar. We are ready to start part 2 of our adventure in Lance.