Monday 29 November
We slept well and leisurely rose to head out of our haven in Casa Moro mid morning. We took the #1 metro line all the way to the end (about 20 minutes) to the suburb of Las Condes, the location of the Los Dominicos markets. What a delightful little tourist draw card. All these market/artisan/craft stalls built in the old traditions, including creek winding through the place with cute little bridges over the trickle. They sold everything from jewellery, tapestries and carvings to postcards, junkfood and animals! The macaw had Nic at ‘hello arrrkkkk.’ Saw too many things we wanted to buy – will decide on our final visit before we head home in January (may have to pass on the macaw, though – may have to be placated with lapis lazuli jewellery instead!).
Our humble dinner fare consisted of an avocado, cucumber and cheese, and we added that to what was left of our wine. The evening was perfect for eating on the atmospheric ground floor terrace with the singing canary couple, the water fountain and wind chimes. Our dinner was made all the more delightful due to new guests to the B&B, Bora and Denis from Turkey, who were having the same wonderful feast prepared for them that we had enjoyed the night before. We had such a fantastic time chatting with them that all of a sudden it was 1:30 in the morning, and we had to get to bed, as we had a flight the next day to Quito and needed to pack.