Chile
Provincia de Maipo

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  • Day19

    Hektischer Austausch

    March 15 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Dieser besch.... Virus macht die ganze Welt verrückt und wir sind mittendrin. Viele sind weit weg von zu Hause, auch unsere bisher in Chile getroffenen lieben Bekannten. Und von überall kommen Hiobsbotschaft, jeder versucht nun den Wettlauf mit der Zeit zu gewinnen (lt. Nachrichten wird auch Chile nach dem Wochenende die Grenzen schließen).
    Uns ist ein liebes Kundenpaar eine riesengroße Hilfe mit der Routensuche. Möglichkeiten werden aufgezeigt, neueste Fluginfos geliefert und sogar Preise und Verfügbarkeit gecheckt. Beruhigendes Gefühl!
    Das Außenministerium und auch die österr. Botschaft in Chile hat keinerlei Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten. Schulter zucken "es ändert sich alles stündlich, schauen Sie, dass sie möglichst rasch nach Europa kommen".
    Auch die Reiseversicherung mit dem Wort "Assistance" im Firmenwortlaut gibt keinerlei Unterstützung, keine Assistance.
    Das Internet ist verdammt langsam, alle "nach Hause wollenden" saugen offensichtlich die Datenmengen ohne Ende runter.
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  • Day107

    Viña Santa Rita and back to Santiago

    January 23, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    The initial plan to get up early and extend the tour by 15 km was stopped short at 08:00. Both our behinds hurt from yesterday’s bike ride and we already had 63 km to go anyways.

    So, we enjoyed the breakfast and left without a hurry at 10:30 to go to Santa Rita winery. The weather started out very cloudy but soon the sun came out and we couldn’t escape it on the flat roads of the valley.

    Viña Santa Rita is a publicly listed company and one of the big three producers in Chile (and South America). They have >3,500 hectares of vineyards with many different varieties of grapes - huge when compared to 90 hectares for the winery we visited yesterday.

    The tour with Daniel was again an interesting one, especially because of the longer history of the winery. We were a tour of 30 people which could of course not compare with El Principal. The wines that we tasted were nice but not as exquisite. The price points were much lower as well: 4.50, 5.50, and 12.50 per bottle compared to 20.00, 45.00, and 130.00 per bottle yesterday. So something for everyday. This is exemplified by the quantity of wine sold: Santa Rita sells 50 million bottles in Chile alone - for 18 million people. So they must be drinking it quite often :-)

    The way back to the bicycle rental was less difficult than we thought - we had to stop at the hotel again as Anna had forgotten a pullover - but it was a good occasion to use the pool again :-) Getting off the bikes was nevertheless a moment of celebration :-)

    We are now back in Santiago and ready to spend the last evening before leaving the continent.
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