El Patio Suizo
Travel Blogs from Santiago
Santiago is much like any other city really, busy, full of all sorts or weird and wonderful characters and smoggy (although if you look hard enough through the smog you can just make out the surrounding mountains). The B&B we are staying in is lovely and has a hammock and all. Itīs in the Provencia Barrio of Santiago, quieter and prettier than …
We arrived at Santiago at about 9:30 pm and took a airport transfer to our hotel. In the car, we realized with shock - this was a real city! They have these things called lanes, and people car stay in them! Cars probably come with horns here, but youīd never know it! There are actually stop lights and you can cross the street. And signs with street …
Tuesday 16 March
So yes, on board the bus to Santiago we had fab seats - right at the front on the top deck. This meant we had front row seats when, on leaving Mendoza, our driver decided he didnīt want to sit in a traffic jam on the motorway so carved a route through the back streets of town, narrowly missing power cables and taking on the …
Wednesday 24 March
Just for the dot - we arrived back late from Rapa Nui.
Thursday 25 March
Up and about earlyish to get to the bus station for 10.30am. Today we head back to Mendoza for a few days.
The route retraced our steps back across the Andes and the scenery was just as stunning. Border crossing was pretty slow …
Saturday 20 March
Back from our trip to Valparaiso we mooched around the centre and had an ice cream before heading back to base for the evening.
Tomorrow we leave for Rapa Nui (woo hoo!).