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Oct 4, 2003 - Santiago de Chile (text)

22 SEPT -- 5 OCT Chile's capital is really many cities in one. Santiago proper, the former colonial core, is surrounded by 31 communities that have coalesced to form the current megacity that sprawls across a valley bordered by the Andes to the north, west and east. Santiago's skyline, though vast, lacks charm. We visited several high hills that punctuate the city, offering 360-degree views - nothing captured our interest, not even the Andes which were permanently shrouded by pollution during our visit. But that was just as well - we...

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Sep 3, 2003 - Don't Cry for me Argentina (Peru, Bolivia or Brazil)

We're sitting in a shopping centre, with a band and Tango dancers in the foyer downstairs, whiling away our last few hours on this crazy continent before heading off to the airport to catch our flight Down Under. Our last night was spent in one of the more unusual places we've stayed to date. Advertised as a 'casa familiar' (family-home hostel), it was a bit like staying with an eccentric aunt. Our hostess was barking mad, with long orange hair and matching make-up. She didn't stop talking from the minute we walked in (well, actually we...

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