The last few weeks my travels have taken on a different character. From a lot of focus on the outdoors and remote places, the period over Christmas and New Years have mostly been spent enjoying excellent food and copious amounts of even better wine. I blame this change entirely on my friend Hermod who joined me a few days before Christmas and forced me into such a strenuous lifestyle.We met in Santiago, spent a few days there, then crossed the border to Mendoza in Argentina to spend Christmas there. Then went south to Bariloche, crossed back into Chile and Puerto Montt and finally north again to Valparaiso. I'll post pictures from some of those places in a bit, but I'm spending the next week on Easter Island and the Internet connection is quite slow out here so it may take a while.Click here for a few more wining and dining pictures from the holidays.