It wasn't until they stepped out of customs and into the Santiago airport terminal that I realized how much I missed them. Though my time in Chile seemed to fly, the long awaited visit from my parents was one of the longest waits of my life. Trying to hold back tears, I gave them the biggest, bravest smile I could. My eyes didn't listen for very long and soon my face was soaked.
The first hour we spent enjoying each other's company in the airport waiting for our flight to Puerto Montt, I had heard it is a really beautiful city, but we learned that Puerto Montt was not a very pretty city, but it was close to some very pretty places.
Our first full day together we went to Ancud, Chiloe. People had told me that Chiloe was one of their favorite places in Chile, while others had said they didn't know what all of the hyp was all about. The day we went to Ancud was rainy and cold. We had intended to go to Castro, but the trip to was a lot longer than we had expected, so we got off in Ancud. Despite the rain, I found Ancud to be a charming little fishing village. We had no idea where to go or what to see, so once the sun came out we wandered around the village. A few days later we ended up going back to Chiloe and visiting Castro. I have to admit we were a bit disappointed. Again, we didn't go with a tour so we wandered all around the city in search of local crafts, but didn't find anything worth taking back with us. All in all, I think a visit to Chiloe needs a bit more planning. I didn't really know what to expect, and was a little disappointed in the island. Had I done more research, I think we could have had a very different experience.
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