I left Cafayate for more wine tasting in Mendoza. Why no pictures? I hired a bicycle and rode winery to winery - in other words, I was far to busy to pull out the camera.
A long but beautiful bus trip later I got to Santiago where I was to plan out my southern Chile adventures. I ended up loving the city, and stayed for a week! Art everywhere: I visited galleries of new chilean artists and walked the streets COVERED in vibrant murals. Exciting cuisine: abundant seafood, stews and casseroles, and the most life-changing...Pastel de Choclo. Great music scene: caught a few small local shows and attended a larger, alternative/independent festival in one of the city's art museums!
I'm further south now and just got off the Torres del Paine "W" trail - more photos to follow.