Round the world in 90 days!

Travel time: December 2006 - March 2007  |  by Carolina Martinez

Vamos al Campo

So my Tia Gaby has a little cabin in the country just outside of Santiago and she invited us to spend a weekend with her there. We had a really lovely time and it was a great way to catch up with long-lost relos.

Huasos (Chilean Cowboys)

Huasos (Chilean Cowboys)

My Tia Gaby´s place in the country

My Tia Gaby´s place in the country

Me with Maria Paz and Jorge (my Aunt´s partner)

Me with Maria Paz and Jorge (my Aunt´s partner)

Jorge and Maria Paz

Jorge and Maria Paz

Tea time

Tea time

Tia Gaby showing Julito how it is done.

Tia Gaby showing Julito how it is done.

One of the days we went for a walk about a really big hill together. It was a little treacherous but offered fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.

Me with my Tia Gaby

Me with my Tia Gaby

Me with Gabyta.

Me with Gabyta.

There is a very old unused mine which we had a bit of a poke around in. I didn´t like it much - I was scared.

Oh boy did we eat some food in the country. I´ve never seen so many tomatoes in all my life (I´m quite sure I´ve eaten tomatoes every day we´ve been here). One thing Chilenos are passionate about is their choclo (a special type of corn we don´t get in Australia) and it is yummy!

Choclo

Choclo

We also had a chancho (pork) parilla while we were in the country. This is a fabulous thing cooked over an open fire with loads of meat and a little bit of other stuff . . . YUMMO!

Parilla

Parilla

Gabyta, Maria Paz, Tia Mona and Julito

Gabyta, Maria Paz, Tia Mona and Julito

Fixing stuff Chileno style.

Fixing stuff Chileno style.

There is always dancing . . .

No this isn´t shoe shining.  This is Julius learning La Cueca (Chile´s national dance)

No this isn´t shoe shining. This is Julius learning La Cueca (Chile´s national dance)

Me with Maria

Me with Maria

Macarena, Carolina (my cousin) and her son Diego

Macarena, Carolina (my cousin) and her son Diego

Tia Mona and me

Tia Mona and me

Me and Tia Gaby

Me and Tia Gaby

Diego and Pablo (sons of my cousin Carolina)

Diego and Pablo (sons of my cousin Carolina)

My Tio Memo whipping Julito and ping pong.

My Tio Memo whipping Julito and ping pong.

Julius made a new friend.

Julius made a new friend.

Julius picked all them avacadoes all by his self!

Julius picked all them avacadoes all by his self!

Hills are just everywhere

Hills are just everywhere

Tia Mona and Tia Gaby

Tia Mona and Tia Gaby

My family like to have a bit of fun and there is no better way to end the day than with a good ol´ fashioned water fight!

A completely saturated Carolina took this photo

A completely saturated Carolina took this photo

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The trip
 
Description:
Julius and Carolina's dash around the globe. Let's see who will cross the finish line first . . .
Details:
Start of journey: Dec 10, 2006
Duration: 13 weeks
End of journey: Mar 07, 2007
Travelled countries: Thailand
Denmark
Spain
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Uruguay
The Author
 
Carolina Martinez is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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