Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Train to Santiago

The train ride to Santiago turned out to be easy and relaxing. Much smoother than taking the bus, which lurches around corners going in and out of the major towns. It also traveled most of the time faster than the buses we saw on the highway beside us a few times.

We went by some pretty old clapped-out towns on the train. It was obvious that commerce had moved away from the train station for the most part.

The terrain for the most part was fertile agricultural land growing all sorts of things. For one two hour stretch it was all vineyards, but we also saw sheep and cattle, orchards of several varieties, and vegetables. I can understand now why so much of our wintertime produce says 'Product of Chile' on it.

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