Our dear country was shaken by an earthquake of the magnitude of 8.8 on the Rhicter Scale.
As our dear President Michelle Bachelet said last night (6th March 2010) at the close of our Telethon for the earthquake victims, “In these hard times, there are two kinds of people, the one´s that cry and the one´s that stand up and work for a better Chile. And most of Chileans belong to the latter.
Our president also said: “Chileans are made of solidarity, love and strength” and last night this was shown as the Chilean people raised more than CLP$30,000,000,000 (USD 57,800,000 approx.) Michelle Bachelet last words to the country were “We are that Chile that stand on its feet, that cry´s when necessary, but rises again”
On a personal note, Casa Newen Bed and Breakfast would also like to thank all our past and future guests and friends that have sent us emails showing their concern for ourselves and our family.
Casa Newen Bed and Breakfast is functioning normally. Santiago and surroundings are back to normal. The roads to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar are open. Tour companies are funcioning normally. Wineries will be open in a week. Museums will be open in a month.
The most afected areas are Maule and Bio-Bio ( coastal regional areas, 3 to 4hrs from Santiago)
Adda & Luis Carvajal
Casa Newen Bed and Breakfast