On Sunday, my friend and I went to the mountains. It is a ninety minutes-ride by car. The weather was just perfect again. And, I learned from my mistake and was prepared with sun protection and something to cover my Ferrari-red neck^^. After a little less than an hour, the mountains became visible.
Half an hour later, we arrived at a spot I can already name as one of my favorite spots in Chile: The Aguas Termales en la región Bío/Nuble. They have three thermal pools with hot water. Of course, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to enjoy a hot thermal bath in the mountains in Chile. The water was really warm, and I couldn’t stay in it for long. Especially, because the sun was rather intense as well. In the background they played nice music. The whole atmosphere was relaxing and peaceful. As it is also a ski area, I hope I can come back to enjoy a hot bath surrounded by snowy mountains.
After spending some time here, we went further into the mountains. On our way back, we stopped at a somewhat hidden entry to a cave, which turned out to be a wonderful secluded spot with a tiny waterfall.
On our way to find something to eat, we stopped at an opening, which gave us a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. It was just so quiet, and peaceful, and green, and sublime, and vast. But see for yourself =)
The end of our trip to the mountains took place at a lovely restaurant/hostel called Chil’in.
I had an ice-cold Mojito sin alcohol and a tea with ginger, peppermint, and lemon. For dinner we had red tuna with a French potato gratin and a dish which Chillán is famous for: Longaniza. This is a greasy sausage and it is very delicious.
Full and happy, we went back to Chillán where sleep got me quickly. It was another wonderful day in a beautiful and diverse country.
Have a wonderful day and take care!