Blogs from Santiago, Santiago Region, Chile, South America - page 6


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)

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

Geo: -33.4691, -70.642Well, I'm sick. Minimal sleep and rest over the last 10 days or so has taken its toll. Finally relaxing yesterday and letting my guard down has led to a head cold/ infection. I was up half of this morning throwing up. As a result, its been a slow start to our first full day based out of Tinto Boutique Hotel. We snuck in for an included breakfast at 9.30. Ham and cheese omelettes and scrambled eggs on offer were delicious, though I couldn't keep much down. We returned to the room to rest and plan our last few days in South America. We booked two tours for the next and final two days of our honeymoon, first, tomorrow a wine tour of Casablanca and second, on Friday a tour to Embalse El Yeso ... read more
Funicular Track
Arriving at the Zoo

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago April 5th 2016

Geo: -33.4691, -70.642I swear, a guy with a hammer has just been following me around South America. He managed to find me again at our airport hotel in Santiago, kicking off hammer time around 6am. We rolled out of bed at 9.30, just in time for our breakfast. After a simple feed, we returned to our room to kill time until checkout at 1pm. We booked a cab at reception to transfer us to our final hotel, Tinto Boutique Hotel in the Bellavista neighborhood in downtown Santiago.Half hour later we were checked into a very cozy and comfortable room, with a soft giant bed, large TV, air conditioner and jacuzzi, right by the pool. We wandered down the street to a place called White Rabbit for lunch around 2pm. Amazing food, beer and service; we shared ... read more
Tinto Boutique Hotel
Tinto Boutique Hotel
Tinto Boutique Hotel

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

Geo: -33.4691, -70.642Natalies cough keeps getting worse, and I haven't had a remotely proper sleep for over a week. Peru has probably been the most exciting experience of the honeymoon, but definitely the least comfortable. Were both tired and exhausted and Natalie is sick. After the amazing Grand Finale of Machu Picchu yesterday, were both hoping to relax a while in Santiago. We were awake at 6, due to various noises (a pulsating sound, some hammering and loud voices) and up around 9. Most of our group had already parted and it was time to say goodbye to our guide Will, who has been great and certainly helped us have a great time in Peru. His final recommendation was to go to a place called Jacks for breakfast. We had plenty of time to head there ... read more
Santiago Airport Hotel
Santiago Airport Hotel
Goodbye Peru (phone)

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago April 3rd 2016

We departed Santiago at 01:05 which was only ten minutes behind schedule. The rest of Sunday was pretty much lost in transit due to crossing the International Date Line as we flew over the Pacific. Steps 437 (0.30km)... read more

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago March 20th 2016

Only three hours to fly down the coast to Santiago. Looking out over the Andrs was amazing. So vast and intricate, mostly sand and pale orange rocks, looking like a mottled and crumpled bedspread, with the ocassional snow covered peak rising above its neighbours. Little sign of habitation, it makes the Lake District look like the landscape of a model train set. Santiago airport is small in terms of only one terminal, but it packs a shopping punch. The kids had a home schooling lesson on Easter Island, which lies some 2000 miles off the coast of Chile. Because of the time zone changes, we leave being 3 hours behind the UK and arrive 13 hours ahead. How's the body clock supposed to know what's going on?... read more

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

We used Santiago as our hub while we were in Chile, dropping in and out of there several times as we explored the upper half of the country and Easter Island. We first landed there from Auckland, New Zealand, on 16.2.16. We had booked a loft apartment over the internet and had heard nothing in terms of confirmation, despite a follow-up e-mail, so we had some reservations about how successful that booking had been. We were, however, off-line for some time during our mammoth time shift, so we hoped that all would be well by the time we arrived, whenever that would be. The driver of our shuttle bus from the airport spoke no English at all and we gradually dropped off all the other occupants of the bus, leaving us the last men standing - ... read more
Brutus the Brave
Loft living, Santiago-style
Opera singer, Plaza de Armas

South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Santiago March 5th 2016

R : The evening before my birthday, we headed down to a Pisco bar I had found in Barrio Lasteria. It was pretty heaving, so we grabbed a seat at the bar. I had already decided it was going to be a Pisco flight - a tasting of three Piscos - and Cate had grabbed a Pisco cocktail with Earl Grey tea in it. The Piscos I had were all ok, but one stood out being more drinkable than the others. My favourite was Espiritu de Elqui 40. After joining Cate in another cocktail we stumbled back to our apartment - it's a long time since we've been out for 'drinks'. We woke up on my birthday to another blisteringly hot Chile day. After a bit of a bizarre "e-birthday" starting with the opening of e-cards ... read more
Ready for Harvest
Cellar at Santa Rica winery
Afternoon in Barrio Lasteria

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