Day 99 – Exploring the market in Chillán

With our South American journey coming to an end soon (a couple of weeks left) we decided it would be a good time to stock up on some more souvenirs and presents to either send home or take to New Zealand.

In the morning at Manutara hostel / B and B we had a great little breakfast. Placed in the fridge was a small tray each with a selection of food, a bowl of cereal, fruit, biscuits, bread and a selection of drinks. A really nice way to start the day.

Before heading to the market we walked around the town which was quiet. There was a nice church which had non-traditional construction. Due to the high number of earthquakes around Chillán over the years, the church had been rebuilt multiple times. The latest version incorporates a 70’s esque dome which is earthquake proof.

The earthquake proof church

The earthquake proof church

We headed onto the market, buying some fruit and food for our evening meal. We also managed to get some presents, woolllen hats, little wooden spoons and clay pots. The cost was under £10 for the lot so if the clay pots didn’t survive it wouldn’t be a huge lose.

The veg at the local market

The veg at the local market

I found a stall selling sauces and chillis. We asked how “picante” it was and the market stall owner replied “mucho”. We tried it and it was pretty tame. We bought a few bags to send home.

The not so spicy stall

The not so spicy stall

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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