The place is very quirky-built into the hill I walked up and down today, it has several levels, and a wide patio that wraps around the back of the building. From the front, it looks like a small, 1 story house, but when you open the front door, you are greeted by a set of stairs that goes straight down, with no landing, which leads to a lovely living room. My room is very nice, but sadly, is right behind the kitchen. As in, my bedroom door opens into the kitchen. And since the guests have kitchen privileges, well, you get the picture. This is not a quiet room! I also have to walk through the kitchen to get to a shared bathroom, which could be awkward, especially in the morning, when I'm getting up and breakfast is being prepared for the guests.
I think several people are leaving tomorrow, so I will ask Patricio, the owner if there is another room I can have for the rest of my stay (I'm here 5 nights).
A view from my room:
A few pictures from the bus on the way to Viña. The first is right outside of Santiago, the second about an hour on, (you can see the green of cultivation), the third is coming into Viña.
Dogs can be seen everywhere. Some are strays, but others are not-they are fed, and wear collars. They just don't have nice grassy yards to play in. This one caught my eye-it was camped outside of a pet food store. Smart dog.