Thanks to our extraordinary friends, Marcela and Sergio, we saw the best of the city. There knowledge is profound as to the history, culture, and politics of their country. Add to this that Marcela is an excellent cook and Sergio is as knowledgeable about wine as a sommelier. They have many friends and relatives with lovely homes and apartments all over. We stayed in several and visited others, all welcoming. In the city, Bellavista is chic bohemian and Golf is newly elegant. Three years ago Chile had an 8.8 earthquake. Signs of the destruction and subsequent rebuilding can be seen everywhere.
We left the city to visit another family estate in Pirque, an exclusive suburb. Our favorite lunch place:
From there we tasted some wines in Maipo valley and drank a very good Sauvignon Blanc at Santa Rita in the Casablanca valley known for its white wines and espumante. Here we are:
On another day we took a side trip to Valparaiso to look at the colorful houses and graffiti.
Now for a stay on the Pacific Ocean but this time not in MB. More about that in the next blog entry.