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Las Condes

November 22nd 2013
Today was spent getting reacquainted with the wonderful neighborhood that Patricia and Laine live in. My flight landed early, which was a good thing because going through immigration and customs was a nightmare. Thousands of people from every nationality were being processed, and long lines seemed to be never ending. But nothing could dampen my enthusiasm. Did you know that Chile has very st ... read more
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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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15th December 2014

hola
hi. i've really enjoyed reading your posts on both of your chile trips (i'm actually not done rummaging through your most recent trip). just a comment on your outing to cerro san luis (that residential hill above el golf), that building is not a mosque. islam forbids images of people (statues) so there wouldn't be one at a mosque. however, i was intrigued and looked it up. i suspected it was hindu and "sho nuff" it turns out it's a private residence belonging to an owner of a car dealership in punta arenas who is of indian (india) origin. we've both learned something today. enjoy your time in chile! salu2.
15th December 2014

Mosque-ish Building
Thank you for your clarification. It makes sense now. It really is a beautiful building.

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