Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
We are here in Santiago, Chile and having a great time but eating and drinking way, way, way too much! We are being well looked after by our friends Claudia and Ivan and his family. We had a great Christmas with a beautiful Christmas tree and lots of presents!
We left Agrentina after visiting the gorgeous town of Mendoza where we spent most of our time cycling (staggering) from vinyard to vinyard tasting delicious Malbec wines. After enjoying the sights of Mendoza we travelled over the Andes to Santiago, Chile where we were greeted with pisco sour!
We have been to see the streets and art of Valparaiso which is remarkable to see. A special town full of colour and a vibrant atmosphere. Now we are preparing for a grand fiesta for the New Year celebrations up in the Chilean mountains..... cant wait!
Lastly we have bought flights to Punta Arenas so we will start our southern vouyage from there. We will look for a barge or some kind of boat to Antartica then make our way into Patagonia for some camping and trekking.
We hope to update again asap to let you know how we are going.
Thanks for the messages of support we have recieved, we hope you are all enjoying the festive season.
Happy 2012 to all!