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Mar 31, 2010 - Day 29-31: Santiago

Wednesday 31st March: Day 29 We arrived in Santiago at 8.30 am and I still wasn´t feeling my best. We got a transfer to our hotel in downtown. Me and Charlotte went to find a Macdonalds to sort ourselves out. at 12pm Joaquin took us round town and we saw some of the Government building - El Moneda was the main one and the Plaza de Armas where we got a empanada. Then we went to the fish market and then Joaquin took us to a graffiti bar called La Piojera (meaning dirty flea people) where he introduced us to our first earthquake! A concoction...

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Feb 7, 2010 - Santiago de Chile - we made it!

Day 2 - We made it! The cancelled flight worked in our favour to some extent. We only arrived 3 hours later than planned so still plenty of time to enjoy our first day here, and we ended up on a direct flight that was less than 10 hours. The little inn we are at has a hostel like feel to it. Very convivial atmosphere of travelers from all over the world. Our first goal was to find somewhere to watch the Super Bowl. It's Sunday so things are pretty quiet but we managed to find California, a bar staffed primarily with young adventurous...

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May 23, 2009 - Santiago

So needless to say its been a while. I haven{t had a chance to update this much as this part of the trip has had a lot more scheduled items involved and not had time to get to a computer. Lets see how much catching up I can do in half an hour. By the way there will be little to no grammar in this update. I cant figure out the keyboard. After the ridiculous stopover that required getting off the plane in an airport in the middle of nowhere, going through customs, and then getting back on the same plane (yes Im still going on about it) Chile...

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Jan 2, 2009 - Santiago

Santiago : Chile Santiago was a nice city with plenty of trees and plazas but a little dirty and unkempt. Getting around was easy on foot but if needed, cabs were everywhere and cheap. We tasted our first 'pisco sours' on arrival and backed up for more the next day with lunch. New Year's eve was quiet, almost everything shut down, even restaurants. We eventually found an uninviting Chinese eatery where the food was surprisingly good. Enjoyed a great cable-car ride up to Cerro San Cristobal where Gilly may have been 'converted' ? Cerro means...

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Aug 4, 2008 - Travelling to Brazil (Part One)

Our flights to Buenos Aires from Vancouver took a little more than 26 hours. Getting to Salvador, Brazil from Buenos Aires took a little bit longer. Of course it included spending a short night in Santiago, Chile but it was still long and tiring and for the first time we experienced a real feel for the size of Brazil. Our LANPASS airline trips often require us to go through cites far out of our way – in this case, Santiago, which is completely in the opposite direction. The trip started off fine, with an uneventful taxi to the airport. We...

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Jun 18, 2008 - Santiago de Chile

we arrived today after an early flight and checked in. well, firstly, we touched down and it was raining. drat. back to sea level. hotel lovely!! going to book in one more night here with james before heading into argentina mendoza with martin and radka on sunday. on that note i dont know how i will update you at that point, seeing as it isnt covered by this blog timeline as it is off tour, will prob add it to the note in facebook, so if you are interested then chack there if not on here! ok anyway. this city is nice! big and clean, low...

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Jun 11, 2008 - Captivated by the Santiago smog

I am now in Santiago, the capital of Chile! I have to say that I'm already falling in love with the city. Everything is just my style here - the people are so friendly and shy, horns don't hoot madly at me when I cross the street and the city is surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains. However, the Andes are only visible really early in the morning before the famous Santiago smog has had time to engulf the skyline! It's a shame that Santiago's pollution has nowhere to escape to because the mountain backdrop really is beautiful and it...

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Dec 19, 2007 - Santiago

We have finished the first segment of the trip arriving in Santiago yesterday. We will be here for another day and then head to Pucon. This next section of the trip will involve more hiking and adventures as there are quite a few national parks that we will be visiting. Santiago is a big city with significant infrastructure including a subway that allows easy access to mant parts of the city. Unfortunately it is surrounded by a lot of poverty. Hard to believe Christmas is fast approaching.

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Nov 1, 2007 - Santiago

1-11-07 Thursday – Santiago, Chile: Football Players. Today we traveled to Santiago. We stopped briefly at Portal del Sur, a local tourist’s center to purchase a few souvenirs and then headed to the airport. The only memorable thing about this day is the flight to Santiago. The flight was boarded late by a local Football team – “muy guapo” every last one of them. They were staring, I was staring; it was a mutual staring society. I was told I was “a most beautiful woman” with many air kisses thrown my way. They are “True Players”. Amo (I...

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Aug 14, 2007 - Arrival in Santiago, Chile

I arrived in Santiago, Chile early this afternoon. From Sydney, I have flown through 13 times zones to get here (Boy, time sure does fly...). Although I will be flying for a total of 14 hours actual, on the clock it will only be 7 hours, crazy. I have now crossed back over the International Dateline once again. Flying into Santiago, you have to fly over part of the Andes Mountains (The longest continious mountain chain in the world). It run almost the entire length of the continent of South America. These are not just any snow covered peaks...

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