Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) was a Nobel Prize winner for literature, noted for his poetry and beloved in Chile. We toured one of his homes, small and quirky but with an inspiring view of the sea, where he penned tomes only in green ink.

Mike and I are standing on a rock near the classic Pablo Neruda design – a fish with a circle around it with the letters N-E-R-U-D-A.

Neruda was a voracious reader, and quite a fan of Walt Whitman – there is a life sized photo of Whitman in his small study. His love poetry is famous, but he also wrote many odes, including Ode to the Sea, Ode to the Tomato, and Ode to Conger Chowder :) Conger Chowder is a simmering concoction of fresh eel, onions, garlic, potato and milk that is prepared all over Chile “Pablo Neruda style”. We ate it at least 3 times…sooooooooooooo tasty.

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