It’s a Sunday afternoon, which, while at the mine, means for me that it’s a work day! Huzzah. So I’m sitting in the office, listening to some great tunes (Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine anyone?), reading some papers. I’ve just popped out with the field assistant to get some snacks for later (sandwich and some biscuits), as well as picking a lemon from the tree outside the office (which is pretty nifty). It’s pretty good, but I’m definitely looking forward to next weekend a lot too. Already I’ve been having a think about what I’ll probably get up to. That’s the trouble with working on a Sunday, the mind has a rather overwhelming tendency to wander.
First of all, I think I’ll buy one of those traditional Chilean ponchos, because, well, why not? I’ve been in two minds about it, but then I remember the last time I opted not to buy something that I thought would be cool on my travels, (a reindeer skin from a street market in Helsinki in case you were wondering), and remembered that I’ve always regretted not buying it. Therefore, this time, I won’t fall into that trap!
There’s a part of downtown Santiago that I’ve not explored yet that apparently has some nice traditional shops etc., so I’ll have a dig around and see what I can find, although I’ll have to top up my tarjeta bip! first. Also, I’ve been chatting to a couple of the Chileans that I met last week, and I’ve tentatively arranged to meet up with one of them, to go to a restaurant with traditional Chilean food, so that ought to be fun!