|the port in Valparaiso, Chile|
That said, the place I’ve spent most of that time in my abuelita’s kitchen in Viña del Mar.
I mostly help with meals, wash dishes, smoke cigarettes, drink a million cups of tea, and catch up with my aunts, uncles, and cousins.
All my trips have been about family time. Family will always be my main reason for visiting.
Time to Explore
Even though I've been on plenty of visits, I’ve never done much sightseeing.
Back in 2014, Stacy and I decided to go for it. We planned to spend Christmas with the family and then take off on our own.
We started by biking all over Santiago and then quickly flew south to Coyhaique to spend a few weeks in Patagonia.
Memories of Southern Chile
|las capillas de marmol Marble Caves en Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile|
I can't forget the stunning countryside views from the bus going down the Carretera Austral, the old ladies who hosted us in their cozy hospedajes, and the striking natural scenery.
From lakes to waterfalls to the world-famous marble caves, Chile was stunningly beautiful.
I’m not super great at nature, so it was intense for me. I even surprised myself by strapping on some crampons and walked up a glacier.
|Glacial Exploradores, Chile|
Now that I've had a small taste, I will be sure and set aside time for exploring on every visit from now on. Te lo juro!