This post is long overdue. September 18th is Chile’s independence day, but the people celebrate during the entire week. It’s a time of closed shops, flying flags, festivals, parties, drinking, dancing, and asados (aka Chilean BBQ). I ate so much good food at so many asados!
The one I remember most was at Rossy’s house in Valparaiso. I was there for around twelve hours with no internet so it was a little boring but that wasn’t a bad thing. The day was lovely so I got some sunshine and relaxation and really amazing food. Most of her family was there and it was really fun to watch them interact. Rossy is seriously adorable. She was the life of the party with her hospitality, laughter, and dancing to the music.
This is the incredible view from Rossy’s house in Valpo. The little boy in the center is Rossy’s niece’s 5ish year old grandson. At least… I think that’s how they’re related… haha!
I love my converse shoes.
Another awesome part of the independence festivities are Las Fondas. It’s a huge festival on the horse race track with amusement rides, tent vendors selling clothes, art, toys, and souvenirs, as well as delicious food like choripan, empanadas, anticuchos, and churros, drinks, and artisan chocolates. So much goodness. I bought so much food and a shirt made from alpaca fur with llama pictures woven into it.
Tris and I met some nice guys who sold us empanadas and took a picture for us!
These are some of the prettiest things that the vendors had to sell.
So this was from last month. Sorry I haven’t kept my blog super updated. You can expect two more overdue blog posts in the near future.