It had been a long day. First a flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, then a three-hour wait for the bus to Puerto Natales, the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. It must’ve taken me close to twelve hours to get to Puerto Natales. I arrived at the hotel, totally exhausted. Good thing it wasn’t any ol’ hotel – I’d booked myself into the terrific Hotel Indigo.
I dropped my bags in the gorgeous room (which had amazing views of the the Seno Ultima Esperanza – the Last Hope Sound) and headed for the cosy lounge downstairs. I was about to order a glass of wine when I saw a lady order a pisco sour – a cocktail consisting of Pisco liquor, lemon juice, egg white and sugar. We struck up a conversation and she said that the bartender makes a fabulous pisco sour. I followed her advice and she was right! It was liquid heaven in a champagne glass – the perfect end to an arduous day of travel!
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