The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

Chile: Day 1

[Update: Some of my coworkers asked me to pull my entry (or they suggested it and since then haven't told me to leave it up) since I'm supposed to be writing about Chile for SE. Technically I don't think I even wrote anything substantial—I wasn't planning to write anything in-depth about Chile on my blog, but just to be safe I guess I'll remove my photos. Which you can view on my flickr anyway. I thought I would chose just a few to show you, but you can also wade through the hundreds I already uploaded, haha. Original entry follows.]

just a giant park in the backyard, NOTHING TO SEE HERE
No park in NYC could be as pretty as this one. FAIL.

Thank you so much for your support and virtual hugs! I'm being a bit pokey with emails, but I will reply to everyone eventually, preferably when it's not 2:40 AM like it is now. I underestimated how many people actually read this blog thing and out of those people, how many are willing to take the time to toss me an email of happy thoughts and flying rainbow unicorns. You're too sweet! WHYYY?

As you may have predicted, I feel much better now. Eating shittons and hanging out with awesome people will do that to you. Granted, I'd probably feel better if I hadn't had such a rocky start, but American Airlines did deliver my luggage as promised, and I'm learning more about Chilean food than I ever will for the rest of my lifetime. Being numbed by calories is mostly what's helping me cope—now I can obsess over the 10 pounds I gained overnight and not the $555 I lost. Har har!

Laughing also helps.

I can't write much about my trip (I mentioned the BlogHerAds policy before, I think), but I figure it's safe to post some photos (the ones I deemed "the best" out of the hundreds I'm currently posting) with insufficient details (you can click on the photos for more info). I have a review of Babbo to post right after this; hopefully you won't feel too overloaded by 'boppy-ness.


Julie / April 17, 2008 11:44 AM

I'm so glad everything worked out all right for you! I was heartbroken to hear that the trip had gotten off to a bad start. Dessert makes everything better, especially when there's a plethora of them!

Mary's scary.

I spelled my own name wrong in the Babbo comment I left. Rad.

auntjone / April 17, 2008 12:36 PM

I LOVE the tablesetting in your first pic- so unfussy yet so beautiful. Must be the contrast between the black table and white plates, plus the cleanness of it all.

Also loving the candy, JUMBO and dog shots. I love candy and dogs but despise Walmart, but maybe I'd like JUMBO?

So glad you're enjoying yourself despite the rocky start. Write off the lost money as an expensive life lesson and move on. You'll make more money, but will you ever get to Chile again? Ponder that.

Clare / April 17, 2008 2:05 PM

Yay! I am happy things are getting better. What a drag that you lost that moolah. But at least you weren't hurt or anything.

That dulce de leche looks divine. Have fun in Chile, and can't wait to read more...

charlotte Schulten / April 17, 2008 3:01 PM

What policy? I want details! Your stories always make me so hungry.

Mila / April 17, 2008 8:19 PM

Painful as it was to hear about your monetary loss, I'm glad the food's been good enough to improve how you've felt (and the 10lbs gain is worth it!). That dulce de leche looks so alive (in a good way - it is speaking to me to lick it off my computer screen - but my computer screen does not want to let it pass through. Selfish of the screen).

The picture of the Virgin Mary has some great shadows against the blue of the sky. Other than the pylons sticking up behind her, a really cool photo!

Barry / April 17, 2008 10:52 PM

If you can please check out lomito avocado sandwich:
steamed pork and mashed avocado on a bun. It's amazing!

roboppy / April 18, 2008 12:43 AM

Julie: Sugar is good.

I noticed your spelling mistake! But I think that's a cool name...JULITE!

Jenneke: EMPANADASSS!@#! Love em.

Auntjone: That restaurant is just so...nicely designed. And comfy. We need more restaurants with sofas for seats.

I don't really see myself coming to Chile again anytime soon; I'm happy to soak in as much as I can while I'm here. :)

I'll miss JUMBO though.

Clare: I'm really glad I'm not dead. Gotta count my blessings!

So much dulce de leche here. Everywheere.

Charlotte: It has to do with not writing about stuff I haven't paid for, unless it's under $40. Hard to say exactly what I can or cannot write about...I have bought a few things myself, but it's not like I paid for my plane ticket or for the hotel. :P Buh. Well, hopefully photos don't break the policy.

Mila: STUPID PYLONS! Mary would not approve.

Barry: Thanks for the rec! I went to a sandwich place today but wasn't hungry enough to eat one (this was after eating lunch and dessert, eeuh). I could spend a whole trip just eating sandwiches here...there are so manyyy...

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