House watching

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Houses with legs

A bit of a chill out day (in more than one way) around Castro. The weather has stayed. The odd patch of sun is peeking through though, which has given us enough hope for a bit of a drive and wander around. Glad we did too. The colour of the houses around town and more particularly on the water, is incredible. Some of them defy logic in how they manage to stand up but it is a nice change from all the “normal” places we have seen so far.

 

Another spot worth a visit just because it is so different.

 

General observation – the people in Chile are a lot shorter than Argentina. The average height, and everyone seems to stick pretty close to average from what we have seen so far, is up to Kat and my chins. Does make us stick out a touch when walking in the street. In Argentina we were certainly taller than average, but not as noticeably as here.

 

Summary of the local beers tasted so far (I have ignored Stella and Heineken etc as we are not bothering with them):

 

Argentina:

·        Quilmes – nice, quite dry, similar to Heineken , easy drinking – our general favourite in Argentina.

Main chuch in Castro, made of wood

·        Isenbeck – a bit sweeter, not bad, but not really my taste

·        Iguana – still to try when we get back to Buenos Aires.

 

Chile:

·        Cristal – similar to Quilmes and seems to be our general choice so far

·        Kunstman – 2 varieties, a pale ale, which is not really my taste, but drinkable, and a lager which is pretty decent.

·        Colonos – ok but a bit bitter.

·        Escudo – stronger (5.5%) and darker but drinkable.

·        Schop – draft beer which is pretty good.

 

Most of the beers seem to be around 4.5-4.7% alcohol, so pretty easy drinking.


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