Total Time: 38 days
Exchange Rate: 1 dollar=480 pesos but they pretend it’s 1:500
Cost of a Snack: 1 empanada for 500 pesos
Number of Cities Visited: 10
Number of Public Buses: 33
Number of Metro Rides: 15
Number of Taxis: 4
Favorite Place: Easter Island (offshore), Elqui Valley (mainland)
Least Favorite Place: Calama
Best Food: Chilean Cooking Class in Valparaiso
Worst Food: Fast food completo at the bus station with mayo, salsa, guac, and a cold hot dog
Number of Illnesses: 1 bruised ankle, 4 gnarly blisters, 2 colds, 1 TD, 1 altitude sickness, 1 chipped tooth
Places to Visit Next Time: Chiloe
Most Popular Song: Gustavo Lima “Balada”
Drink WINE in Chile:
2. Vina Errazuriz
Best Pisco secret: Add chopped green chili peppers
Biggest let-down (for Joshua): Cafe con piernas (sexy coffee without the sexy)
Biggest surprise: Teens making-out and groping in public spaces, most notably the metro
Chile is by far the difficult border crossing thus far. We did it three times. Everything is inspected. No meat, no dairy, no fruits or vegetables, no honey. In fact, the border police used a dog to discover our salami, which we then raced to eat before they could take it away.
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