Chile is a fantastic place and full of surprises. Before coming to Santiago I had imagined it having a strong Mexican influence, I was terribly mistaken. The food, language, and heritage is nothing like Mexico and entirely derives from Spain. Lena, Lewis, and I are staying in Mr. and Mrs. Roig’s house. We get a superb breakfast with homemade jellies, bread, avocado, and a special queso from the south.
After a few days of activities with the local congregation members we traveled 700 kilometers south to Temuco. The south of Chile is notorious for being much colder and very rainy compared to Santiago, one of the locals in Temuco said it is not unusual to get nine months of rain per year.