Originally Posted by MissOrganized
Haha! Not yet, but it's not as prevalent as I remember it....I think it must be more of an Argentine thing. I did see it in the supermarket yesterday and I plan to replace my mate cup soon and start enjoying it whenever we camp.
Indeed, mate is more prevalent in Argentina and Uruguay (and cold with ice in Paraguay - called terer้), but you will also see it used in the "campo" in the south of Chile, especially among the Mapuche people.
How did the customs clearing go for the bikes? Are you on your way? Say hi to Temuco for me, and if you want an authentic and picturesque meal in Temuco, stop in at the down-town under-the-roof market.
Have a great time!