Travel Blogs from Santiago, Chile, Chile

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I love Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

I love Santiago

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... , it was too hot for ice-cream, somehow I doubt that makes sense) and pointed out a statue gifted by Germany after Chile had Independence for one hundred years. The two hundred anniversary has gone by, but no subsequent gift so far?? Franco said at ...

Letting it Out, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Letting it Out

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... clash with my American sentiments and upbringing than whine. That doesn't mean they aren't irritating. I'll list a few. Chile prides itself in being a developed Latin American country, clean and relatively safe. Still, the universities, public offices ...

Addendum to Buenos Aires, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Addendum to Buenos Aires

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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I'd like to add an addendum to that last entry, because someone I know made an interesting point. A friend of my father, who is married to an argentine woman, questioned my assertion that Argentines were somehow beyond defining their identity-that they ...

No more home comforts, back to proper backpacking!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

No more home comforts, back to proper backpacking!

A travel blog entry by nadinehanlon

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... you can afford to share with friends and family".  Couldn't put it better myself! Final note about Santiago, although I'm hoping that it's around everywhere in Chile, is you have to try the Mote con Huesillo.  It's a drink (non-alcoholic for a ...

Hasta La Vista Santiago, Toesca, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Hasta La Vista Santiago

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... been excited to get there, not so much about the trek to get there but also very sad to leave Santiago. Why, oh why is it so sad to leave????? Chile has it's beautiful scenes, history, fantastic food, people and we are once again saddened to leave yet ...

Lobbing Shells Over the Andes, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Lobbing Shells Over the Andes

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... Americans) looked down on Chileans. For days and months, now, I've been assessing my decision to study in Chile. How comfortable am I in Santiago? What do I think of Chileans as a people? And visiting Buenos Aires last week meant visiting the other ...

Changes, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Changes

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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For the last few days, Iīve dropped off the face of the earth. My first Chilean family, during my two weeks there, invited four foreign exchange students (not including myself)to live in the house. Before welcoming me into their home, they signed a ...

Taking things slow in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Taking things slow in Santiago

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... Pablo Neruda’s houses.  Pablo Neruda is a Noble Prize for Literature winner and therefore highly regarded in Chile.  He built quite an odd house in Santiago for his 2nd wife Matilda which is made up of 3 buildings – one which is ...

Arrived in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Arrived in Santiago

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... met up with Hannah and  Andrew after lunch in the National museum.  The museum displayed the history of Chile from the arrival of Columbus, Spanish colonial period, revolution, post revolution progress,  development  in the 20th ...

From Argentina to Chile!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

From Argentina to Chile!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... are plenty of people to chat to..... or just veg out to a movie. Anyways, the pass was fine and so was our arrival into Santiago Chile! We completed another wine tour, this time at a winery called concha y toro, it was not as good as some of the ...

A Mercedes with an Empty Tank, Santiago, Chile travel blog

A Mercedes with an Empty Tank

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... pride themselves on that). But after a curt response, theyīll promptly turn their shoulder and resume conversation with someone else. La Chile seems to have more character. Chileans on the whole are pretty cold (or shy) people. At least thatīs the ...

When dogs gang up on cars. Seriously., Santiago, Chile travel blog

When dogs gang up on cars. Seriously.

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... a great sport about it and ran back to his base in much pain. We had a marathon drive from Pucon to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Unexpectedly, we didn’t see much of the aftermath from the earthquake that took place a few weeks before. There were ...

Getting Lost and Loving it!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Getting Lost and Loving it!

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... the away. She was so right. On the way up the Cerro, I met a group of women from Louisiana and New Jersey that were in Chile for two weeks teaching dance classes to high school students. They gave me great advice on my itinerary and as it turns out, were ...

Close to the end, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Close to the end

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... time. I think I've found an answer to that, but I'll save it for my final entry before dad arrives. Every day in Chile, though, is a learning experience. And if you're patient, and take a few of the opportunities, you can make something good happen. ...

Along the Muddy Mapocho, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Along the Muddy Mapocho

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... is in central Santiago, and is shaped like a cellular phone, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Telefonica_building_in_Santiago_Chile.jpg) Chile, after all, has produced a few famous artists-Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral and Violeta Parra are the easy ...

On Strike, Santiago, Chile travel blog

On Strike

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... been able to organize in a way I doubt Americans ever could. True, the Internet is a great help, but the conditions in Santiago and in Chile are ripe for this kind of action. Two thirds of the country lives in cities. One third of the country lives in ...

A Step Down, Santiago, Chile travel blog

A Step Down

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... to the beach, I'm not implying that I either swam or sunbathed. In fact, the water that laps up against the coast of Chile is generally freezing cold, and the beach was rocky, littered with trash and driftwood. It served the group well, however, for a ...

In the beginning, there was an airport, Santiago de Chile, Chile travel blog

In the beginning, there was an airport

A travel blog entry by nigelball

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... , so maybe thatīs why). By some miracle, all components arrived in South America intact. As I was rebuilding it in the foyer of Santiago airport, I looked up to see that I had drawn quite a crowd. Then a couple of taxi drivers tried to get a tip out of ...

My South America, Santiago, Chile travel blog

My South America

A travel blog entry by you_know_zo

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... 't kept up with my summaries of each country.. but that's mostly because I didn't really feel anything about Argentina or Chile... I don't think I spent enough time outside the cities to really feel anything, apart from the need to go out and ...

Spanish Eyes, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Spanish Eyes

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... bus to Barrio Brasil - at a cost of CHP 1100, or about a pound, close to where I think Iīm staying Looking at prices, Chile is meant to be one of the more expensive South American countries, but, after the last few months, this is cheap for me! - ...

South American Sophistication, Santiago, Chile travel blog

South American Sophistication

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... with the United States. The Nixon administration brought severe economic pressure to bear to restrict international credit to Chile. Simultaneously, the CIA funded opposition media, politicians, and organizations, and created a campaign of domestic ...

Itīs even got supermarkets!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Itīs even got supermarkets!

A travel blog entry by caznjasonescape

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... London for just one day to go to Top Shop recently, so I couldnīt believe it had made it to Chile!(Yes I am as sad as you think...) Santiago really is like a different world to other SA capitals: there are virtually no indigenous faces, the culture is ...

Going to the Island, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Going to the Island

A travel blog entry by sarah_s_america

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... yesterday found a special offer to go, and it coincided so nicely with my plans that I have now got myself lickety-split to Santiago, and will be spending all of 36 hours here before jetting of to the South Pacific! Canīt quite believe it, I never ...

Back to Smog Central, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Back to Smog Central

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... had a long journey ahead of us? Well, I meant long in terms of distance. We didn't get the bus back from San Pedro to Santiago, we flew instead. Although, we nearly didn't get to do either!! The night before we left we managed to discover a low cost ...

Adios South America, Bonjour South Pacific, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Adios South America, Bonjour South Pacific

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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And so the end is near, the time has to come, to fly away from South America. The continent will be fondly remembered for a six month period traveling around spending about a month in each country. Too many highlights to mention here, but ...

Finding chilli in Chile (Santiago), Santiago, Chile travel blog

Finding chilli in Chile (Santiago)

A travel blog entry by ameng

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... nice.  Some of the animals in the zoo looked a bit sad though. In the afternoon Joe, Oliver and I caught the metro again, this time from a much closer station, and caught a bus to Valparaiso, on the coast of Chile, about two hours away from Santiago. ...

Sleepless in Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Sleepless in Santiago

A travel blog entry by nickiemoore

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... in the Plaza de Armas, the centre of Santiago’s public life and literally the centre of the country - all distances across Chile are measured from here - and watched the lives around us: stocky women with long, thick grey hair selling rosary beads ...

Santiago, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Santiago

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... at about mid day and our original plan had been to jump straight on a bus head straight to Mendoza but Dean was full of cold and not feeling up to it so we postponed the journey for a day, got our Santiago orientation and checked out a movie - very ...

Lost in a 'Catholic' Country, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Lost in a 'Catholic' Country

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... Perhaps, I thought, this lack of concern was the very proof of a Chilean identity increasingly independent of the Church. Chile, in fact, just inducted a socialist, agnostic, divorcee into the presidency. Perhaps the forceful imagery of the banner and ...

Hello South America... or is that Hola?!, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Hello South America... or is that Hola?!

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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So after a 13 hour flight that actually landed 3 hours before it set off (???) we arrived in Santiago in Chile. Even though we had slept a lot of the way we were so tired and jet lagged, its the first time I have felt like this on the trip and could ...

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