Colchagua region = wine, more wine, and empanadas apparently. I wouldn't know because my bus didn't stop at the magic empanada place. This was CIEE's last weekend excursion, a last gulp of fresh air before finals in a month, and it was so beautiful.
Day One: Santa Cruz
Day One: Vitamin C, naps, Colchagua region museum, bike ride to Laura Hartwig vineyard, tour and wine tasting. And lucky me, wine is apparently a short-term fix for a cold.
Learning about the wine-making process in Spanish is not the most fruitful...hehe...fruit...grapes. Ahem. However, after the brief introduction I know how to say barrel (barriga), so there's something.
Day Two: Cahuil
Day 2: stayed in cabins in Cahuil, a small town by the ocean. I had a view of the ocean from my bedroom window and fell asleep to the dull roar of the ocean while covered in 5 blankets. During the day we biked to Los Lobos, a beautiful and ragged cliff overlooking a beach known for it's world-class surfing. In the afternoon we kayaked on a salt-water river into a bird sanctuary with herons.