Cajon Del MaipoJanuary 2 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C
It was a very early start to make sure we could make the most of the day in a canyon just to the east of Santiago. Our day's activity was to hike to a glacier, which of course contained stunning views and Kat forced us into more photos than a person should have to partake.
Kat also had a bit of an issue with barking dogs, which is a regular occurrence in south America. The place in San Martin was bad and our hostel's street here was also patrolled by a number of dogs. Matt's tactic of befriending the dogs wasn't particularly successful and I just had to cope with Kat hiding behind me whenever one came near.
Once back, showered and changed, we set out about finding dinner. We weren't in the main town but it looked like there was plenty of restaurants along the road. Unfortunately they were all either only open at the weekend or had already shut. We had a particularly heart breaking moment, where we saw a place look open only to see the lights turn off as we walked up to it.
It was now getting late and I was wary that I now had two hungry Stockdales with me. Luckily, as we were resigning ourselves to dinner being the chocolate Matt had brought us we saw a mini market selling empanadas. They even had outside ovens to heat them up and they went down a treat.
The next morning was time to say goodbye to Matt, who was returning to England. Kat got a bit emotional as he was leaving, hopefully not at the thought of just being stuck with me!Read more