Chinese Restaurant "New World"

Hotel Tokyo, Santiago

Saturday, 20 December, 1997

Yesterday, I went a Chinese restaurant for a dinner where an owner of Hotel Tokyo often goes. It's named 'Nuevo Mundo', means 'New World'. I ordered a fried rice (450 pesos), chop suey oriental (1300 pesos), and jasmine tea (400 pesos). I asked, 'May I have chopsticks?'. Then they give me it. It's great. I was happy. As Mrs. Monica said, it's reasonable price. It located an obscure area where is a little walk from Hotel Tokyo to the opposite direction to Centro. But I found one or two groups of tourists. Today, I went there again. I ate a little bit rich dishes. Fried rice, Congrio con Pana (2600 pesos), and Sopa Oriental (950 pesos). I want some Chinese tea at last, but they have only jasmine tea. I should have gone around Cerro San Cristobal, now I really think I should have done, but I stayed at hotel and just lay around. I have borrowed 'Chikyu-no-arukikata guidebook for Easter Island' from Mrs. Monica and read it. It's hot outside, but cool in the room, good for a nap. A garden of the hotel had a strong sunlight. Green was vivid in the sunshine. Birds sang. Flowers bloomed. It's beautiful. I was taking pictures of the garden. I found maid of the hotel napped on the sofa. I spent a serene day. Tomorrow, I will leave here for Patagonia.