21.September - Leaving Carocas
As I guessed I had my problems leaving the Carocas so I was really late in going to the bus on monday. Rosa went with me to the ticket counter and bought the ticket from Rancagua to STGO and from STGO to Viña del Mar. She gave a half an hour buffer so it seemed to be fine
Well, the good bye felt hard, Gustavo and Nelson came with us – to ensure that I am really leaving? ;o) I guess no! Kisses and handshakes and I was off with the bus.
Well, I guess there was lot of traffic and I needed to be there at 20:11 at the connecting bus. We just arrove at 20:08 and I had to check where the bus left as the track anounced on my ticket was empty. The bus was already about to leave as I found it and luckily he stopped and I could get on.
2 hours later I was in Viña. I tried to reach Juan – Johannes – but it was really tricky to find out what I had to dial, and the shop assistants did not really know, but finally I managed it. Juan already was in the busstation waiting for me. He picked me up with a warm welcome and we went to home of the Torres. Irma was already waiting there and luckily they did not have to eat as I had still enough food in my stomach from the Carocas. But Irma made as Dip Guacamole and some chips, and a lot of beer ;o)). We went to bed late around 2 am.
22.September - Tuesday
Johannes and I had a very late start around 12. He made some breakfast and at 1 pm we went to Viña because I liked ot make my Tax stuff and the Shares stuff already long ago pending. Luckily I could do everything so a heavy load is off my shoulders. Also we went to buy an external drive for my as my other one is still in El Calafate ;o(. 1 TB drive was quite cheap here in Chile as there are not the taxes of Argentina. In Argentina its now really expensive to buy things.
We picked up Irma from her work and went to the supermarket to get some bread, veggies and wine. Then we returned to the home and we started to do a BBQ also Caro came to share. Strange the girls here are doing the BBQ and not the men. Juan put a lot of meat on the BBQ and we drank some beer and some (a lot of very good) red wine. After the BBQ Irma had some Guinda (Sauerkirsch Likör) which was really good (2 years aged). It looked that Johannes had a real good buzz. We went all to bed around 3 am .. hmfp .. party .. Well Juan still is on sick leave because of his shoulder
Hehehe, Juan really had a hangover but as we had some time he could get over it. Today I will visit Belén de la Aldea SOS together with Caro. As Isabel (the SOS Mother) wrote me that it would be nice for her to have a smart fone (cheap one) I checked it in the shops there. Well, around 100 Euro, what the hack, I bought one. As we had been delayed I wrote Isabel that we are coming 1 hour later.
Arriving in the Aldea it was a big hello aaaannnnddd, they had been all waiting with their lunch. So we shared lunch with all the kids and Isabel. There we stayed around 4 hours and had a really good time with all of them.
Juan picked us up with Irma and we dropped of Caro and returned to home. This night not too long
We went to Valparaiso to meet with Juans son for dinner. Prior we went to laguna verde and to the prison ;o) .. We had a dinner in a restaurant which is shared with a photography store doing also this antique shots. And I wanted one but it seems that one needs reservation. We had a really nice dinner and after that we went up with a escalator to have a nice view over the bay.
We went back to viña and tried to find the 'Café con Piernas' indicated by Caro. We found it but it seems to be a night club and therefore was still closed ;o(( .. at least I saw before a presentation of Cueca, a traditional Chilenean dance.
At 6 we went to pickup Irma, and went to Paulina and her husbands flat in a 25 floor building with great views, but I think during an earthquake I wouldnt like it too much. Well, PauTi said it was not too bad (can I believe that?). We went up to the top floor an there they have swimming pool and BBQ, so I guess I need to return in summer ;o)). Around 8 we picked up Caro as I invited all of them for supper. We had an impressive drive with lookouts over the bay along the costanera until near KonKon. Unfortunately I forgot the name of the restaurant, but we had really good seafood, hmmm riccccooooo.
Time to say goodbye. Finally ;o( .. Last day, so we took it easy went again to Viña a bit and afterwards we are carretear in Quilpue because Juan doesnt need to drive. We – Caro, Irma, Johannes and myself – took a Remise and went to the 'city center' of Quilpue. There we went to the Club Sibarita Quilpue to have some drinks and something small to eat. There we met up with Paula, a colleague of Irma. Had some drinks and very good time. As it seemed that the visitors could place their thoughts in writing on the wall I finally also did my writing:
Claudio estaba aqui
Johannes no habla español
Y las mujeres estan un poco loco
→ Irma, Caro y Paula
Me voy ahora al Café de las Piernas (me equivoqué – Cafe con piernas)
We had a lot of fun but finally the end neared. Paula drove us home and with a big hug I said good bye to Caro and Paula.
Irma and Johannes took me to the bus. At three I was in STGO .. taking a taxi to the hostel, dropped my stuff and went to the Mercado Central to have some seafood. There I had jardin de mariscos which was good and a lot so I could not eat all (19.000 Pesos). Later I went to search for some Cafe con Piernas but I did not find one, but I found the theatre. And there there was some show which I bought a ticket for (4000). Well, it was more or less like HP Kerkelings HUUUURZZZZ .. I did not really understand it. Well, went to the hostal early for getting some sleep as the taxi comes early