On Saturday, my friend took me to the center of Chillán. We parked near the central park. It is a nice little oasis in the middle of the center, with a lot of trees, palms, and a fountain. Moreover, my friend told me that each park or attraction has free wi-fi. I like this. I think it increases the likelihood, young people will go there to enjoy time with their friends.
Afterwards, we went shopping for a bit. The first two items on our list were crucial to my further survival: Après sun spray and a hat =). The hat was no problem, but the other item was harder to find. However, I got lucky and in one pharmacy they had exactly one such spray.
Then, we made our way to the Chillán market. I really love to go to a market to see all the self-made products and the fresh food. This market is really big and is divided into different section. There is an area for meat, an area for fruits and vegetables, an area for spices and dried fruits or nuts, and an area for gifts. In the picture below, you see just one very small part of the huge dried fruit and spices area.
Before we left this part of Chillán, we had a short stop to eat something and have a drink. As there are a lot of German influence throughout Chile, especially in the south, it is no wonder that there is a lot of beer. The biggest brand is Kunstmann, which has even a German slogan on its bottles: Das gute Bier (the good beer).
When we were finished eating, we left the market and went to Chillán Viejo (Old Chillán). There was another nice park. And again, also this park had free wi-fi. If I remember correctly, the statue you can see shows one of the founding fathers of Chile (no only Chillán).
This is a nice mosaic which was part of the park.
In general, Chillan has a lot to offer although it is not the biggest city. I am still looking forward to seeing more!
Have a wonderful day and take care!
Stephan (Chillán, 23:57)