Day 104 – Day trip to Viña del Mar

So I’m still ill…but not as bad as yesterday though this may be due to the fact that I didn’t actually eat anything yesterday so there’s nothing more to come out. I decided I didn’t want to just lie around and watch TV all day again.

We had originally planned to spend a few days in Valparaiso and then head to Viña del Mar, a small beach town just 20 minutes away, for a couple of days but other travellers have said that the town was only worth a day trip as it was really touristy. So , after skipping breakfast (I didn’t want to risk having to find a public toilet somewhere), we opted for the day trip.

When we got there, we walked around a bit and came across a great little empanada shop! It had a huge menu and even some ones with seafood in. Plus, the actual empanadas were pretty big as well. I was gutted. I really wanted to eat one but I just didn’t want to go running for the toilet again so I had to watch John and Rob eat theirs on some rocks by the beach.

The empanada menu

The empanada menu

Afterwards, we headed to the beach and did a little bit of sunbathing though it was too cool for bikini weather even with the sun shining down on us. None of us went into the sea but it was a beautiful day.

On the beach

On the beach

After, we had a quick browse along the tourist stalls on the each front. The standards beach goods were being sold along with other souvenirs. Then we headed to an Italian gelato cafe. Again, I had to sit and watch Rob and John devour two scoop ice creams, they looked delicious.

John about to dig into his giant ice cream

John about to dig into his giant ice cream

We headed back to the hostel in the late afternoon. Chris, the American, had left by now so it was literally just me, John and Rob. With so much food leftover from the asado last night (but no meat), we decided to have another one. We just had to pop out and buy some sausages for it.

By now, I was STARVING!!! Having missed out on the asado last night, I decided to try and have a little bit of food tonight. Felipe invited one of his female friends to come over for dinner too. We made the sausages on the BBQ, and then had bread and a salad with them. I ate a reasonable amount but I didn’t want to over do it. About an hour after I ate, I started feeling a little bit dodgy so I decided to just head to bed and try and sleep it off whilst the others continued to drink and eat at the hostel. I went to bed a little bit sad 🙁

About Julia Chan

I’m Julia and I've just returned from the adventure of my life. I went travelling around South America, the South Pacific and South East Asia for 12 months, and I'd do it all over again if I could! Julia on Google+
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