I officially decided upon my lodging today. I hadn’t been certain if I would stay at the B&B, but I do like where I’m living: the location, the company, and the room. A few days ago, I had asked V. about the possibility of a longer stay, and she offered me a good monthly rate. Today, after excessive deliberation, I told her that I would like to remain here for the foreseeable future. (I chose a lower rate which does not include breakfast; does that mean I’m staying at a B now?) But it’s settled! Now I can actually unpack everything, rather than being in a perpetual state of half-suitcase.
V.’s son and his girlfriend are visiting her for a few days. Today, they prepared an incredible dinner, and kindly invited me to join them. Since this is evidently a food-centric blog, here’s what we had: roast lamb, very tender and flavorful; fresh-fish ceviche on toasted bread; ensalada chilena, which is a tomato-onion salad; seasoned potatoes; a lettuce-based salad with avocado; and Chilean red wine. We completed the meal with mugs of herbal tea (mine was plantain), each mixed with a spoonful of Terma Serrano, an herbal drink and digestif.
I’m afraid I haven’t much to report about the Chilean Halloween, as I stayed in this evening. V. has a sack full of candy for trick-or-treaters, that dangles from a plastic monster-hand, but we only got one visitor. M. and R. came by for a while, and we chatted merrily.
Let me show you what Chilean coins look like. I really like them. (10 pesos is only about $0.02 USD, so I’m accumulating the 1, 5, and 10 peso coins like there’s no tomorrow.)