Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lafuma Mountain Cleanup

Daniel's running team, Lafuma, organised a litter-pickup expedition on Cerro Carbon today. About 20 trail enthusiasts turned up with their big rubbish bags to clean up the mountain.

Daniel in action - retrieving a plastic bag down from the path

It's now very clean under the mirador!

Our bags were getting full

Award for most trash collected

Heading back down the mountain on CLEAN trails!

See how much trash we collected in one morning

Thursday, December 20, 2012


We visited the coastal town of Valparaiso with our family friends last weekend. We took the bus from Santiago, caught a rickety funicular up Cerro Concepcion and enjoyed a lovely stroll through the winding streets lined by colourful tin houses.

Lunch was a spectacular feast of seafood dishes accompanied by delicious pisco sours. We walked off lunch in the harbour and Plaza Sotomayor, stopping at a craft market to pick up some souvenirs.

Plaza Sotomayor, in front of the headquarters of the Chilean Navy

Valparaiso is famous for its vibrant culture, colour and ascensores