The dogs are everywhere here. Fast food; isn’t, but the buses are. Vibrant, friendly and the food is worth the wait. Miss you people. Have a great Christmas holiday and see you in the New Year. Internet connections are more rare ‘en la campo’ (in the country), so I’m sitting on the floor of a mall sneaking free WiFi from a department store. Will be out of touch for a few days. (How’s that different from normal?).
Went to a monastery. Is this stuff for real?
Had a tour of a vineyard. It was way cool.
Ciao, mi amigos. Feliz Navidad. Hasta luego.
The Monastery was like travelling back in time. Or onto a movie set.
The doors were locked. Kinda weird for a church.
Been sitting here for over 200 years.
Everything blooms in Chile.
La otra puerta.
Look! A nun.
A guest house at the monastery.
It was very ‘tranquilo’.
I expected Zorro to come rushing out and rob me.
You might notice damage to the bottoms of some of the tanks. 8.8 earthquake with an epicentre over 400km away caused this. They lost 800 000 litres of production in 2.5 minutes.
Every vine is hand tied every few days to ensure it grows to be the most productive.
This vineyard has 250 acres of vine.
The grapes won’t be ripe until March.
Unbelievably productive vines.
The mountains. So beautiful.
This is Chile.
Different strains of grapes for different vintages of vine.
Yeah, kinda awesome.
Some old school left in the back of the warehouse.
Remnants of a different age.