Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 10 (Part 2)

February 17, 2011

How could I have not already fallen in love with my posada when it was located on a street that looked like this:

And then with a name like El Capullo, or the cocoon, the deal was sealed and I was smitten!

Its wrought iron gates, palm trees, and stray cats made it the perfect boutique hotel for a romantic weekend getaway.

After a long day of walking, we sought out solace on the daybeds underneath the bougainvillea and mandarin orange trees with a bottle of chilled prosecco.

One of the stray cats decided that Lucas should be paying attention to her and not me and claimed a spot on his lap.  Lucky for her he has a soft spot for felines.

After we finished the bottle, we decided to take a quick nap before dinner.  For some reason I could not fall asleep and decided to wander around the property.  As I was contemplating going for a dip in the pool, I heard a woman shriek.  I went inside to inquire and saw several people watching the TV intently.  The Argentinean ex-President Nestor Kirchner had just unexpectedly passed away.  Regardless of one’s political beliefs, it is always a sad moment to lose one’s leader.  I was not excited about telling Lucas the news, as Lucas had befriended Kirchner while he was his personal guard.

As expected, the news was difficult for him to hear.  I convinced him that dinner, more wine, and dulce de leche crepes would make him feel better, and of course I was right!  He also reminisced and told me fascinating stories of his time with Kircher.

Afterward we decided to walk off our rich meal and as we strolled along the water, the sun had just dipped into the ocean, leaving behind an orange sky with strokes of black clouds crossing like pirate ships into the hot, quiet night.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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48 thoughts on “Chile, Argentina & Uruguay: Day 10 (Part 2)

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  2. Krista

    Sigh, what a glorious getaway, Andi. 🙂 I love your photos – that street is simply wonderful! 🙂 So sorry about the loss of the president. That would be very painful.

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Agreed, definitely a glorious getaway! Thanks for your sweet words re: my photos. Yeah, it was hard for Lucas. Even though he didn’t agree with Kirchner’s politics, he said he was a great guy.

  3. Deidre

    Wow – what a friendly stray kitty!! So cute.

    Also, dulce de leche crepes? YUM. My sister in law brought me back some ducle de leche and I am slowly working my way through the jar…but i might have to make crepes now! 🙂

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      That cat was the most friendly cat I have ever seen! She followed Lucas around everywhere and wanted to be in his lap at all times. She actually made me jealous haha! And yes, you MUST make some dulce de leche crepes. They’re the best of the best!!!

  4. Angela Geddes

    Hi Andi,

    I know we truly didn’t figure out how you found our blog but we wanted to say thank you soooo much for following it, commenting so much and being so interested. It is so awesome to have someone that we have never met be so interested. Thanks for all the encouragement on our photos and travels!! We hope you are having an amazing time on your travels as well. Isnt this world an amazing, crazy place??!?

    Hope its going so well. These ones above are awesome!

    Angela and Craig

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      I’m not sure how I found it either, but I love it. Your pictures are gorgeous and you’re visiting some of my most favorite places in the world! No thanks needed!!! I wish you millions of beautiful adventures that are unforgettable and life changing!

  5. Roxanne

    I was sold at dulce de leche crepes. The rest of the beautiful stories and images were just icing on the cake. Thank you for helping me wanderlust vicariously through you.

  6. roberto viana

    you had great post Andi, i like the picture of the kittie with Lucas and i LOVE doce de leite with crepes, bread and cookies!!! 🙂

  7. Ceri

    That last picture is breathtaking. I do love all your pictures though. Love Lucas’ expression at the cat on his lap! Ha!

    That dessert looks so mouth-watering. I’m currently not eating any kind of sweets or dessert but I think I’d make an exception for that one. 😀

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      Thanks so much for your sweet words re: my photos! I liked Lucas’ expression too, so cute!!! Ahhhh, a life without dessert is not sweet enough for me haha. 😉


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