We are now traveling through Chiles Central Valley which means lots of vineyards and orchards. We camped Thursday night on a scrub brush hill behind a horse farm. At about 830 at night the local cowboys came in to corral the horses. It was quite interesting to listen to. They were out there until well after dark and by the sounds of it were having a difficult time. We got up and rode just over 80 miles yesterday through yet more farmland and met a fellow bicycle tourist Simon from the UK. Simon has been on his bike for four months now and plans on another two more. He rode the afternoon with us and we all camped along a ¨river in back of a farm. Today were having some mechanical issues and its rather hot out so I dont think well be traveling far. Weve spent a few hours in the town of Chepica working on bikes and eating. We just bought a delicious roasted chicken to make chicken, tomato and avacado sandwhiches. Tomatoes, avacados and bread have become staples already. Alright time to get a move on. Adios -Zach
*I apologize for the poor punctuation. I dont really know how to use these Chilean keyboards. .