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September 23rd 2013
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Having trouble getting the time to start the blogs for my trip, so have decided to post photos first and republish with text later as so many people are hanging out to see some pics! So here they are for your perusal. Clicking on each photo will produce a larger image, so I strongly recommend you do this to fully appreciate them!!


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View from Cerro San CristobalView from Cerro San Cristobal
View from Cerro San Cristobal

View of the city from the top of the funicular railway about 5 mins from where I was staying. Weather just a wee bit chilly!
Another perspective from Cerro San CristobalAnother perspective from Cerro San Cristobal
Another perspective from Cerro San Cristobal

It's getting colder! Got the goretex out!
A closer lookA closer look
A closer look

Aren't the Andes just beautiful?
Virgen de la Inmaculada ConcepciónVirgen de la Inmaculada Concepción
Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción

As you probably guessed, The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, the crowning glory of St Christopher's Hill.
Nomades HostelNomades Hostel
Nomades Hostel

My home away from home while in Santiago. The cosy lounge room.
Nomades HostelNomades Hostel
Nomades Hostel

Another view
Juan Carlos Working Hard??Juan Carlos Working Hard??
Juan Carlos Working Hard??

The staff here are great, very helpful and friendly!
Nomades HostelNomades Hostel
Nomades Hostel

Breakfast room- light and airy .
New friends from around the world.New friends from around the world.
New friends from around the world.

Paolo from Brasil,me, Ayaka from Japan, Antonio from Spain share a cerveza with the "locals".
Catching UpCatching Up
Catching Up

It was great to catch up with Steven, my friend from San Diego, California who was visiting his lady love, Lori, who is teaching Mathematics to middle school students in Santiago.
Sculpture Park, ProvidenciaSculpture Park, Providencia
Sculpture Park, Providencia

A great way to wile away some time in the outdoors on such a great afternoon
Neptune's Terrace on Cerro Santa LuciaNeptune's Terrace on Cerro Santa Lucia
Neptune's Terrace on Cerro Santa Lucia

Ornate series of terraces as part of a landscaped park in the city centre. It was transformed from a barren, rocky hill by former mayor Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna in the 19th Century. Trails lead up to Torre Mirador, another city viewpoint.
Circuito CulturalCircuito Cultural
Circuito Cultural

On Sundays there's an almost free hop on, hop off bus that takes in the cultural highlights of the city. I found it just as easy to walk around myself.
Plaza de Armas- The Heart & Soul of SantiagoPlaza de Armas- The Heart & Soul of Santiago
Plaza de Armas- The Heart & Soul of Santiago

Central Post Office Building & Museum of Natural History
Monument to Chile's Mapuche PeopleMonument to Chile's Mapuche People
Monument to Chile's Mapuche People

Honouring Chile's Indigenous people. Also in Plaza de Armas
Street PerformerStreet Performer
Street Performer

This guy had people amused for ages.
Traditional MusiciansTraditional Musicians
Traditional Musicians

A taste of music from the region.
Neighborhood ChurchesNeighborhood Churches
Neighborhood Churches

Santiago has a myriad of beautiful churches. Here are a few of them.


21st October 2013

que está teniendo un tiempo maravilloso
It may be cold but at least the sun is out... and it doesn't look as polluted as when I was there... the mountains are standing out beautifully in the background. Thanks for the contact. Dee
23rd October 2013

Hola Dee!
Yes, it was so clear- no photoshopping of the photos!! Lucky me!! How was the trip to WA?
22nd October 2013

Hi Treddie great photos i will be there around 2015 i guess, sold the hose just the factory left then off to get the boat safe travels cheers Spud
23rd October 2013

Hi Spudly!!
Good luck with that!! Having a ball! Don't know why I waited so long to do this- but I guess it's all a matter of timing!!!
22nd October 2013

Finally made it eh!
Good on ya! I'm just hangin out here at Arapiles as usual. Enjoy!
23rd October 2013

Hi Lee!
Yep, the trip is going so well! Wonderful things happen when you just open to whatever comes your way!! Have thought about you a lot in the areas I've been- especially a couple of places where I've been hiking & just couldn't get where I wanted to because I couldn't get proper foot or hand holds!!! How's your shoulder doing?
22nd October 2013

Wonder Woman ?
Hi Treadie Great photos ... ! It is very hard to tie down an adventurous woman .... ! You photos and blogs are akin to your China adventures..... ? Later on in your life, they will be a credible resource to savour, whilst watching the sunset when rocking slowly in a chair on a back porch some where in your favourite part of the world while reviewing your memories on the newest technology device ? I was in Scandinavian Eurohash & UK Nash Hash last month. This Saturday I am on my way to my second visit to Kunming Yunan P R China, for 2013 Indo china Mekong Hash. Keep safe Warmest Wishes Eddie
23rd October 2013

Hiya Eddie!
Yep, so true- except for the rocking chair bit! Can't ever imagine me sitting down long enough to enjoy it!!!
22nd October 2013

Looks like you are seeing plenty ....again. Good on you enjoy.
23rd October 2013

Hi Sharon!!
Yes, at it again- can't help myself!!!
22nd October 2013

travelling girl
hi Treadie - just logged in to take a look at your amazing photos of your trip. How long are you travelling for? In your photo "catching up" - that doesn't happen to be Steven Solin from San Deigo - looks suspiciously like a friend of mine too. Travel safe - I shall keep following and enjoying your thread. On on Fullstop
22nd October 2013

travelling girl
hi Treadie - just logged in to take a look at your amazing photos of your trip. How long are you travelling for? In your photo "catching up" - that doesn't happen to be Steven Solin from San Deigo - looks suspiciously like a friend of mine too. Travel safe - I shall keep following and enjoying your thread. On on Fullstop
23rd October 2013

My oldies's gap year!
Hi Liz! Yep, a whole year- 10mths of it in South America!! Yes, it sure is the very same DSS!!! I'm catching up with he & Lori again when I head back in about a week!!
22nd October 2013

Great photos Sue
You look like your having a great time Sue, the places you have visited just look gorgeous, I will show the kids, so much colour, and people seem to enjoy being outside and active, cant wait for more photos, love youxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
23rd October 2013

I was particularly lucky!!
Why? I had been told that the pollution in Santiago spoils any visit, but , even though it was cold, it helped, and there was virtually no pollution the whole of my stay!! It also helped that there was a national holiday for 5 days!!!
23rd October 2013

Great to hear from you!
Hi Treadie, Photos are great! Looks like your having a good time. How long are you in South America? I'm still enjoying hashing & going to Canungra with hash this weekend. On On Wally
23rd October 2013

Hola Wal!
Yep, the trip is going really well but difficult to find time to do the blogs. Hoping to get the second one up in a few days.
23rd October 2013

I feel like I have been lapped by you on the round the world wander!
Great to see you are having a great time travelling and following your heart. I am still homebased in San Diego but will spend the winter (Dec - Mar) ski Patrolling in Utah then on to JazzFest in New Orleans the third year in a row and then looking like spring in Italy, Turkey and the northern Med. Papa Cy still hanging in there and enjoying most days will show him your pictures. We are taking him on a Mexican Riviera cruise from San Diego Dec 21 - 27 then I will depart for UT. Biggest news yet is that Andy & Michelle are pregnant and grandbaby due in April. Yippie! Will we see you here before your return home? All our best, you are a traveling inspiration. Can't wait to compete! Daddy Rabbit
23rd October 2013

Hola Gary!
Great to hear from you and that Cy is still with you and generally enjoying life. What a trooper! I'm sure you'll have a great Chrissy Cruise and the rest of your itinerary looks pretty full too!!! Finally, congrats to all for the upcoming grandbaby. You must all be very excited!
24th October 2013

Found your blog
Am enjoying South America, am in Ecuador for another week. Fabulous scenery and great people very day. Have posted my photos direct to Facebook. Enjoy yourself.
28th October 2013

Hi Lyn!
Yep, have seen your photos- looks great. Will be asking questions via pms later! Enjoy!
24th October 2013

Found your blog
Am enjoying South America, am in Ecuador for another week. Fabulous scenery and great people very day. Have posted my photos direct to Facebook. Enjoy yourself.
25th October 2013

WOW In Santiago in March this year you couldn\'t see one mountain due to the smog. A lovely sight to see the snow capped mountains.
28th October 2013

Hi Elaine!
Yes, I know how lucky I was. Will be there by the end of the week, so not expecting the same this time!
28th October 2013

Way to go my friend! Enjoy the endless adventures that lie ahead., u r looking beautiful Sue., lots of love from us in Dubai :)
28th October 2013

Hi Jen!!
Great to hear from you!! Having such a wonderful time. Hoping to have blog 2 up in the next couple of days.
2nd November 2013
A closer look

Santiago and the Andes
Hola Sue! Only been to Santiago in transit to Peru. What a fabulous pic of the mountains. Will try to follow your blog more closely! Have fun! Linda
6th November 2013
A closer look

More regular posts!
Well, obviously haven't logged in here for a while!! Will be posting more frequently from now on. Today is a terrible day, cold and pouring with rain, so perfect for catching up!!!
2nd November 2013
Nomades Hostel

Looks like a great place to set up base! Linda
6th November 2013
Nomades Hostel

Home away from home!
I felt really comfortable here. Just stayed there again on my way south!
2nd November 2013
Plaza de Armas- The Heart & Soul of Santiago

Architecture
Always love the Spanish style ornateness of the architecture. So different to Australia.
6th November 2013
Plaza de Armas- The Heart & Soul of Santiago

Well maintained too!!
A real sense of history I've never really felt in Oz. Fore obvious reasons!
2nd November 2013
Monument to Chile's Mapuche People

Sculpture
This is fabulous!
6th November 2013
Monument to Chile's Mapuche People

I liked it too!!
For a change, not some patronising ugly monument depicting the indigenous struggle against Spanish Colonialism!
2nd November 2013
Aquatic World

Australia
Australia looks a little squished!
6th November 2013
Aquatic World

Perspective and angle
I think it was more my photography than the reality!
6th November 2013
Aquatic World

Angle!
Hi Linda Apologies for the delay in reply- saw your post on facebook and forgot to log in here!! I think it was more the angle of my photo!
29th November 2013

Great eye for photographic impact !
Treadie Keep up your great work! Eddie Kuntfoo
23rd December 2013

Merry Xmas Dr Eddie!
Finally back in real Wifiland, so I can load my website!! Whooo! Hoo!! Thanks for the photo comment. Cold still with me- no echinacea and no rum, I'm afraid!!

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