11.07.2015 - 11.07.2015 11 °C
So today was a bit of a write off sadly. We had big plans to go on a wine tour for half a day then head up San Cristobal Hill. But things didn't go quite as planned and we ended up staying in our room all day.
We got woken up around 6am by a very loud rainy day, and not long after there was a large crack in our ceiling that started leaking. So at around 6.30/7am we were lying in bed listening to this drip, drip, drip on the floor. At the same time Callum woke up feeling a little like I did 2 weeks ago. As you can imagine, a down pour of rain, a sore throat and head ache didn't give us a whole lot of motivation. So I went down stairs to request a new room (which was pretty straight forward) then we changed rooms. Went from a second floor, massive room with a double bed and 2 single beds but shared bathrooms, to a third floor small room with only 2 single beds and a private bathroom. Which ended up being very fortunate, as Callum was quite became quite ill; food poisoning maybe or water (no idea). It's ok though it was pouring down outside most of the day, so we had a nice day of watching The Mentalist and chatting about what were going to do tomorrow. Hopefully he'll be ok by then.
By about 4pm I was starting to get hungry. Hadn't thought much about food because Callum was sick. So I spent about 15mins working out how to order pizza in Spanish, then decided to go down stairs and ask the lady at reception. She was very helpful, and my Spanish was correct. Pizza was super tasty and massive, ended up eating it for lunch the next day too.
After dinner we watched a few more episodes of Mentalist, then went to bed. My body still hadn't adjusted to the time change (and we'd been sleeping all day) so I was finding it hard to sleep. 'Luckily' there a whole group of Americans that had just moved onto our floor, and I could hear them outside our paper thin walls ;-P. I decided to go join them. They have all just moved to Santiago from a University in America, and are doing a 6 month or a year exchange. Very interesting to hear about their plans for the future and where they have come from etc. Such a big move, 1st world country to a clearly 2nd or lower world country. Such an awesome experience it will be for them all. They are also staying in homestays the whole time, and only 1 person per homestay. Apparently they all learnt a bit of Spanish before they got here, however the Chilean Spanish is very fast with lots of slang and slurred words.
Money Spent: $9,500 pesos - $19 on pizza.