Subject: Re: Chile as a vacation destination
John is a much better reporter than I! I would only like to add that the market in Santiago, although a tourist attraction because of the multitude of restaurants, is also a very active produce and seafood market. For those of us who always try to see the markets, it was very interesting. And the restaurant Donde Augusto, which was mentioned in an article in Gambero Rosso, was worth the visit in and of itself.

Also, if you visit Chile you will see on every menu Congrio with the English translation usually being Conger eel. If you are not an eel eater, don't worry. It is a fish, not an eel, native to the area and it is delicious.

Lisa in Chicago