FROM THE CHILE
HAS BEEN TRAVELLING ALL OVER CHILE
Our journey started in Patagonia and continued in Atacama… We also spent a few days in the Wine Valley, in Valparaiso and in Easter Island before flying to Argentina and travelling South again to Patagonia to discover the Perito Moreno glacier.
What a fabulous voyage and how many incredible encounters and difficult negotiations we had with local jewellery craftsmen who were so proud of their incredible inventory of semi-precious stones but had no intention to sell them to us!
May be the most magical moment of those happened in San Pedro de Atacama, where we met Joaquin, a virtuoso craftsman who could only use one arm and still was able to create very refined jewellery pieces. He was so proud of his work and such a hard negotiator, so prolix about the origin of his stock!
What we loved in Chile and Argentina : the surreal blue colour of the lakes in Patagonia, the menacing Perito Moreno glacier, the contrast between the green oases in the Atacama desert and the blend of reddish rocks and white salted lakes. More urban but fascinating, we loved the colourful wonderland of Valparaiso.