Excellent time in Santiago
Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2023
Be patient with the organizer but at the same time, do not have stuff "fall into the cracks" It was a very good and diverse trip during my week there. My only regret was to have listened to his hotel recommendations (apparently they were close to the metro). Felt very safe and secure. The other tourists also made this trip very memorable. Would highly recommend Angel.
Everything was tasty; the Vega market and Central Mercado, food can be cheap and it's best to eat at the outer areas of the market. Watch out for the floors as they can be slippery.
Haven't biked since 2009; great experience; did not realize that we biked for 13 km. Nice to learn about wineries and the famous Carmenere.
The wine tasting tour seemed too commercialized. Also, did the wine tasting as the second part of the tour instead of the last. It was nice to see the ghost in the cellar. It seemed the tour focused on the house and garden rather than the winery. If it weren't for the other tourists in the group, this would have been a 1 star.
This was one of the best parts of the trip. I had a nice lunch that contained seafood and I was able to touch the Pacific Ocean. It has been the second time in my life that I was able to do this. The drinks were tasty.
This was a good tour and very focused on the wines rather than the house or garden. Wines were pretty good. The lunch was really awesome and bought a wine that was not on the tasting tour but at lunch.
I wish the weather was not hot; it was almost 30 degrees C and I felt really tired after doing the tasting and walking around the vineyard. A lot of historical value and it was nice to taste different wines during the tour instead of at the end. I bought two wines. Bahai was a good experience. A lot of tranquility there. I wish there was no smog that covered much of the city. I also went to Los Domingoes and got some souvenirs.
Bought a sauvignon blanc; just tasted it today in the US. Went well with a salad.