The "San Francisco" of Chile
Wine country, seafood, empanadas.....and a coast that reminded me of California and just as diverse. While I was there, I enjoyed their wonderful food and ambience. I went to my best friend's wedding in Santiago. It was an incredible journey with a lot of great memories. Remember to bring electrical adapters and NEVER plug in anything straight out of the US like hair dryers OR electrical shavers as you will blow out your hotel's electricity as I did:). It can be quite embarrassing. Here are some pics from this incredible place.
Up the Andes...on the way up, I saw a variety of Saguaro that grows on this mountain chain. It was interesting....very similiar looking but browner.
So what do Chileans call the vegetable "chile" in their country? The answer is "ají". Most other Spanish speaking countries call it "chile":)