Hostal Rio Amazonas Plaza Italia
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... dogs are that clever they know when to cross the road, when it goes green and are really tame and friendly. If they do bark at you however, it's a myth that they sense evil. Once the tour finished we headed back to Bella Vista area and sat out in one of the open street bars on constitution for food and some drinks. We had been told about the traditional Chilean pub on our tour so decided to try it out, we had the local sandwich called Chacarero, ...
... canons etc, which were pretty hard to retaliate against.
They started the war of independence in the early 1800s and won in 1815. It
seems Napolean invading Spain back in Europe really helped them out as they had
to send troops back allowing the Chileans to gain an advantage.
Since then there have been ongoing civil wars as they
started with a parliament, this was taken over by a dictatorship, then it went
back to a parliament, all the while wars raging to sort it ...
... district and were told about the coffee shops below offices, where business men will go to drink some coffee, served to them by women in lingerie! A slightly different service to Starbucks! Towards the end, we stopped at a bar in the Lastarria neighborhood and had a traditional Chilean drink, a Pisco Sour. This is a cocktail made with Pisco (grape brandy), lime juice, an egg white and sugar, it went down very ...
... Hidalgo. This fort was built in 1820 and used as a defensive tower. Situated atop Cerro Santa Lucia, this geographical vantage point towers over most everything in the city and was then equipped with cannons and guards. Now open to the public, this gorgeous castle is in the heart of downtown and on a clear day, you are able to see a 360* view of the city as well as the Andes Mountains which are capped with snow. My first impressions of ...
... which adds a lot of charm, and there seem to be some cool neighbourhoods too. I crossed the "river" (if it can be called that) to the Bellavista area, which I didn't explore much but went only to a small artisan market there; at the market I learned that Lapiz Lazuli is only found in Chile and Afghanistan, so I bought some cute little earrings. I then wandered to the Bellas Artes area, which has lots of little cafes, and I climbed the Santa Lucia hill, offering ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Rio Amazonas Plaza Italia Santiago
The hostel is very nice. Service is excellent and it's just a footwalk to the City Center and to Bellavista.
Why I don't give five stars, is that the single rooms are noisy, because of the street Vicuna Mackenna.
But I would stay here again, when coming to Santiago - no question.
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