I'd have to say the combination of the time difference and instant season change is quite shocking to the system. The time difference is 5 hours different from Pacific Coast Time zone. And we are in summer in the southern hemisphere!
Los Angeles, Chile
Population: approximately 200,000, with enough grocery stores to find gluten free bread and decent coffee.
The town is about 7 hours in bus south of Santiago. Los Angeles is on the edge of being considered Southern Chile in the Bio Bio Valley. It is surrounded by a fertile valley of mostly wheat and grain crops. Pine and eucalyptus plantations are not found very far out of town. It is a busy industrial town with the typical components: main plaza, movie theater, many taxis, buses, a few churches, and a busy market place.
My gracious host is Teresa. I am renting the room her daughters used to share. Teresa works for the city and is an artesian, mostly of wool products. There are two other young women renting rooms.
|Los Saltso de Lajas|
|Pollo con papas fritas. Chicken and fries|
|Horse and carriage tour around country property|
|Cascada, Waterfall not seen by the public|