Happy new week! It’s been almost three weeks since I’ve posted on my blog… the longest time without posting in a year. It was nice to take a little break as Spring in Santiago has been so busy: I’ve been to three weddings in the past few weeks and we are going to our final wedding of this year thus Saturday. We’ve also had some lovely birthday to celebrate. So the end of the year has been busy, which is usually always a good thing!
When life gets busy, it’s always good to see things from a different perspective, and looking down is always one of the best ways to do that! Well, we did just that a good few weeks ago. One of the really great things about living in Santiago is the easy and close access to trekking opportunities. We took advantage of that and trekked up Cerro Pochoco one Sunday, which is just about 30 minutes drive from the centre of Santiago.
This was one very pretty climb. And once which took us a while to get to do. We had chosen two previous weekends to climb up it, only to find that the days were cloudy or raining. Until finally, third day lucky, the day was just perfect!
Pochoco is a steep climb, meaning it’s not very long until the view unfolds right in front of you! And it really is one very special view!Both the greenery and the city are there for you to see and the Spring flowers just added to the beauty.
And we even met a little friend on the way. One that I am used to seeing very regularly on the streets of London. I am sure s/he enjoys his home here in nature much more!However, those views didn’t last very long. Suddenly, the sky filled with clouds. Which, doesn’t sound great on a hike. But, trekking through the clouds really was fun too! We realised just how high up we were!
Another great adventure very close to our home! Which reminds me, we are well overdue a trek!