Pichilemu - a very relaxing weekend
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September 29th, 2007 – by: gfranci2
That first evening we just walked around a bit. It was a beautifully sunny day, so the evening was warm. There's a Parque Ross in Pichilemu that I'm sure is very attractive once a few more trees have leafed out, and the city itself is clean and welcoming. Around 7, after buying groceries, we walked down to the beach and saw the end of the sunset. It was very peaceful until a wave caught me wandering too close to the water's edge.
Saturday we chilled and hung out at the beach. It was cloudy unfortunately, but we still sat on the sand (which is really dark in Chile) for a few hours. There were about 20 surfers out all day Saturday, and it was fun to watch them. We also hit up the local market to see what they were selling (fruits and vegetables, jeans, used tennis shoes, the usual) and perused a few souvenir shops.
Sunday we went to Playa Hermosa and explored a little more of the city, and then I caught a bus to San Fernando at 12:30. To get back to Concepción I ended up walking another kilometer back to the highway (opposite of when I got to San Fernando) and waited about an hour to flag down a bus that was going to Chillán. From Chillán I got back to Concepción around 9:30. I like that bus travel is cheap, but I have to say that it is very time consuming. I do enjoy seeing all of the countryside while traveling by bus; however, it's much more interesting than a plane. Overall it was a very relaxing weekend, and I would definitely recommend Pichilemu to beach fans and surfers as the beaches are all big and very accessible.
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