There is a new Black Sheep in this Lonely Planet.
I was in Natales last week and my father in law told me about a new store. It can only be defined as unique and out of the box. Black Sheep is a store that goes beyond just selling souvenirs, handicraft and book. It is also a place to flock to share a cup of coffee while checking the latest tips from one of the most up dated guide books in the world: Lonely Planet.
The idea behind Black Sheep is that coming into the store becomes not just a shopping experience but a memory during your travelling experience in Patagonia. In order to fulfill this motto, Black Sheep offers to be the link with tour guides, agencies as well as providing information about Torres del Paine National Park.
When you visit this store, you have the chance to travel to other areas of Chile by looking at samples of exclusive crafts nation long. To name a few:
- Rari: fine jewelry that merges horsehair and Chile’s most important mineral: copper
- Regional wool products that make a light souvenir.
- Wine: here you can find a Chilean Late Harvest
However, the products that caught my attention more than any other are the gourmet. Here the idea is to rescue the Mapuche cuisine by mixing their traditions with modern ingredients. The dressing that is a must if you like cooking is the Merken, which is a Mapuche spice. And the best part is that the labels are in English so you actually know what you are buying. To continue the line of the traditional ingredients: Kultrun oil, origen vinegar and toasted Chilean nuts.
If you want to enjoy outdoor activities and look good in you pictures, Black Sheep has a brand of Dry Fit t-shirts with different colors and patterns.
And finally if you are an user of Lonely Planet, you have 20 minutes free internet. Just present the guide when you enter and discover this and other benefits.
And if you are looking forward to a long trip, how about buying a book about Chile that will keep your mind entertained? And if you have non English speaking friends, this is the place to get them that book, because Black Sheep has a vast collection of literature in other languages.
To continue being the black sheep in town, in a few more weeks they will have outdook clothing.
Celso Perez D.
Address: Baquedano 396, Puerto Natales
Phone: (061) 410709