|The Phoenix, of |
Chilean miner fame
Unfortunately, my dieciocho (meaning 18th, cunningly), was somewhat spoiled by some unfortunate timetableing constraints with a TurBus, which meant that I spent the day on a coach back from San Pedro watching Undisputed 1, 2 and 3 badly dubbed into Spanish. Not exactly what I had planned.
However, the next day I went to a fonda with Ignacio and Soledad in a local park. A fonda is basically a sort of temporary outdoor fair, where they put together a mix of eateries, bars and entertainment together with more Chilean flags than I've ever seen in my life. They're hugely popular, and this is where pretty much everyone goes over the fiestas patrias.
|Meat being cooked on a traditional wooden fire.|
|Me and Ignacio (plus randomer in background) with Terremotos|
|Chorillana: chips, steak, chorizo, egg and onion.|
|A Chilean cowboy, aka Huaso|
|Traditional rodeo with huasos|