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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Monday August 15th

We were invited to a real Chilean BBQ today! (asado) .The Defence Attache at the embassy, not knowing us, and consequently thinking we might be good company , had arranged for us to join his family at Rodrigo's home - a military colleague from the Chilean military engineering academy. Paddy and Margrit and their two boys (Chris at Durham, Alex awaiting A level results) drove us out into the countryside one hour south of Santiago to meet Rodrigo, Susan and their four girls. Rodrigo was not dissimilar to the men of the UK -I/C BBQ, lots of fanning and plates of meat - but the product was fabulous - chorizo sausage, smoked trout, a very upmarket type of chilean beef pasty, slabs of beef, and most important of all we were introduced to the pisco sour - a vodka-like spirit mixed with lemon juice, freshly squeezed - delicious. We finally swung home just in time to go out for an evening meal in the city. Great day.

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