24.08.2014 - 24.08.2014
Wasn’t able to get to sleep until after 2 am, so a well-needed sleep-in was necessarily this morning. Time was about 9.30am when I finally got out of bed. Today I was invited to lunch at Michelangelo’s parent’s home and even though I’m picky when it comes to food pasta is always something that I eat. And for dessert was Cherimoya ice cream which was new to me but tasted very good. The fruit tree grows on high altitudes up in valleys in the Andes. They had one Cherimoya fruit at home and showed me how it looked and I think I’ve seen those back home in Sweden in a store somewhere. After a nice lunch with company we went back to the apartment again and I felt it was time to start packing down clothes and stuff in my baggage. There wouldn’t be much time to pack tomorrow since we were finally going up to Valle Nevado to ski. Sure I had to cancel my booked Santiago City Tour tomorrow… but since I’ve already seen pretty much everything that was included in that tour it was an obvious decision for me to cancel and go ski instead.
For me it was actually the skiing part that once started the whole idea for a vacation in Chile. Born in a cross country skiing family I’ve never learned how to ski downhill and when my friend Michelangelo (professional skiing instructor) found that out he promised to teach me if I ever traveled to Chile… that was like – challenge accepted! So then I just had to start planning for a vacation in Chile to visit him and learn how to ski downhill Like… why start small back home at Romme Alpin when you can go extreme and start high up in the Andes at altitude 3000 meters? :P Ha ha, yes that’s how crazy I am. XD