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South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago December 10th 2016

Sorry I am super late on the blog posts, I will try to catch up ! Santiago is a big city and it even has a tube which was very handy!! It is real pretty and I was lucky to meet up with Belen who I know from her boyfriend (a uni friend Matt) so we had met in London a few times. She was nice to show me around and even invited me to her family pre Christmas cocktail evening ! We visited the house of Pablo Neruda together and hadn't lunch in the Bellavista area where all the bars and restaurants are. The next days when she had to work, i did a walking tour of the city where I met a few other travellers, we visited the market and the cemetery as these ... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago November 26th 2016

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South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago November 2nd 2016

It's 'Hola!' for a final time today, as we bid farewell to South America, after an incredible four weeks here. From the lush Uruguayan countryside to the barren Atacama desert, we have come to love the place; particularly Chile, which with its sheer contrasts we both agreed is probably the most beautiful country either of us have visited. No more were these differences more apparent than en route from chilly Punta Arenas in the far South, to the gritty copper mining city of Calama, which sits in the Atacama desert, just inside the Tropic of Capricorn. Dramatic glacial landscapes gradually gave way to green rolling hills and then to bone dry desert as we flew north, nothing else better highlighting the sheer length of the country, which spans 4300 km from top to bottom. Further stretching ... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago September 13th 2016

Un peu moins de 3 ans après notre retour, le moment tant attendu est arrivé ! On est reparti sac à dos à l'appui ! Encore mieux, à deux cette fois ! Quelques heures de bus et 24H d'avion plus tard nous voilà arrivé à Santiago du Chilie. On arrive en milieu d'après midi, direction notre hôte AirBnB, dans un quartier résidentiel plutôt sympa ! Le temps de prendre notre première douche froide et on filait déjà visiter la ville. Pour notre 1er après midi, on s'est dit qu'on allait mettre la barre haut, alors on est monté au « Cerro San Cristobal », où trône la vierge de Santiago. Un petit dénivelé de 350 mètres, pour arriver en haut de la colline et pouvoir observer l'ensemble de la ville. Et évidemment pour ce 1er jour ... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago August 17th 2016

I like to picture myself as a good guest. One with her eyes open to new experiences, who respects the local customs. A person who, if she doesn’t know the language, will at least not expect everyone else to know hers. As a guest, I don’t expect the food to taste like the food I’m used to – at least I sincerely HOPE it doesn’t! I expect people to do things a little differently than I would – maybe with a little more ease and a little less obsession about doing everything very quickly. I hope people will treat me the same as they treat people in their own country, but if I stand out like a sore thumb, I understand they might not. I also understand that people working in the tourist industry are trying ... read more
Garden near Palacio de La Moneda
Let sleeping dogs lie?

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago August 8th 2016

Pros of Santiago: surprisingly clean, very good metro system, impressive parks, mountain views Cons of Santiago: smog (can't escape because of mountains), lack of cultural flavor Day Trip to Aguas de Ramon The longest hike here is a 16 km loop, but you have to start early or the park rangers will turn you back after the water crossing about 4 km in. It was only a 15 minute Uber ride from the city center to the entry point, making it very accessible, but as such it was horribly crowded on a Saturday, so it wasn't really worth going then unless you like hiking like mules roped together. Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo (see photo at bottom for map of area) We took the metro to Plaza de Puente Alto, the last stop on line ... read more
View from Trail in Cajon de Maipo
Santiago Park
Map of Section in Capon de Maipo

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago July 4th 2016

I left Argentina and being the country next door I decided to come to Chile. I had and still have no real plan for this width challenged Republic. The only thing I know about Chile is that it is full of mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Sounds great! The road from Mendoza to Santiago was spectacular. High in the Andes I traversed the curvy highway on a double decker bus. I had the very first seat on the top level looking out strait ahead through the windshield. The great thing about this seat is obviously the views that it affords you, but on the other side of the coin their is greater chance of death in event of a crash. But I do not let such things bother me. Arriving into the capital city of five million ... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago June 6th 2016

Jetzt bin ich schon 3 Wochen hier! Da ich das wichtigste der Stadt mittlerweile gesehen habe und tagsüber arbeite, komme ich nicht jeden Tag dazu, Fotos zu machen. In der letzten Zeit ist aber trotzdem einiges zusammen gekommen (verschiedene Museen, Pablo Neruda-Haus, Parks, Innenstadt...) und es wird mal wieder Zeit, dass ich ein paar neue Eindrücke mit euch teile. Viel Spaß!... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago May 16th 2016

Heute hatte ich mal Zeit um bei schönem herbstlichen Wetter die Innenstadt von Santiago zu erkunden. Da die Stadt so riesig ist, habe ich natürlich längst nicht alles gesehen. Mein Mitbewohner hat mir erst das Kneipenviertel Bellavista gezeigt (inklusive ausführlicher Kostprobe), anschließend bin ich alleine ein wenig auf Sightseeing-Tour gegangen. Santa Lucia ist ein sehr sehenswerter Aussichtspunkt, und anscheinend ziemlich beliebt bei Touristen, wie man auf einigen Bildern sieht. Plaza de Armas ist der zentrale Platz in der Innenstadt mit vielen Palmen, Brunnen und Sitzgelegenheiten, umringt von Museen und vielen anderen alten Gebäuden.... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago April 9th 2016

Geo: -33.4691, -70.642Its been a fantastic honeymoon. We've really enjoyed exploring South America. Today, wasnt exactly an amazing send off. It was probably one of the worst days of the trip as a stand alone day. We woke for our final morning in South America at 8.45am. What better way to wake than watching Arsenal live in a comfy bed? Wrong. A 3-3 draw with West Ham after leading by 2 was predictable yet painful. We then began the joyous task of packing our bags for a midday checkout. Our flight home via Auckland didnt depart Santiago until 12.50am tonight, so we tried to consider changes of clothes in our day luggage.The frustrating thing about today is between noon and midnight, we were basically homeless. We were able to leave our luggage at reception for later ... read more
Santiago Snaps
Santiago Snaps
Santiago Metro (phone)

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