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Plaza de Armas police by the statue honoring indigenous people  
   

Plaza de Armas police by the statue honoring indigenous people

Santiago--Fine Surprises

June 8th 2011
Santiago Surprises, May 2011 Oops, how did I wake up in Santiago? I was planning to spend a couple of weeks in Valdivia, eight hours to the south. Ah yes, I'd been in that university town the previous afternoon, but had unexpectedly jumped onto an overnight bus up to the capital. I'd been traveling in Argentina with my dear friend Nancy from Santa Barbara. We had left the ski reso ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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