Travel Blogs from Santiago, 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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Day 30 February 3rd - We're in Santiago, firstly, before I continue, I loved this place! Loved it! Not enough is written in the lonely planet about it! And it has nothing to do with coffee with legs PB!! As ever, we assume we are at a different bus ...

Letting it Out, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Letting it Out

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... lived or traveled in the western US has seen many sights like it. The mountain views were spectacular. In a sense, the area around Santiago has a climate much like Tucson, Arizona's, but the mountains are a whole heck of a lot taller. The cacti even look ...

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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... missing a few more things, casualties of travel. Our flight to Santiago was only a two and a half hour trip. As we approached Santiago we were met with amazing scenes of the Andes mountains. Of course I was two seats away from the window next to a ...

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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... or cleanliness, it somehow makes up for in its ability to stick to a schedule. The PUC, the catholic university in Santiago, usually enrolls the students who score highest on Chileīs corrolary to the SAT. The students seem to pick the PUC over 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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... lost, except Iīm ridiculously bad with directions! I didnīt mind being lost, because I was enjoying the walk through residential Santiago neighborhoods, the likes of which werenīt featured on my tourist maps!! 2 hours later it was starting to get dark, ...

Close to the end, Santiago, Chile travel blog

Close to the end

A travel blog entry by arichardson

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... Chilean, I am Chilean and I will die Chilean." From there, it was a bus to Peņalolén, a poorer eastern barrio of Santiago which, 25 years ago, was in the country. Here, the Pinochet government took the land and estate of a wealthy Chilean leftist ...

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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... plan to take advantage of the quiet to get caught up. In other news, I've acquired an internship here in Santiago, helping out a freelance foreign correspondent named Jonathan Franklin. Technically, he works for London's "The Guardian," but has written ...

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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... only had one english speaker, who isnt around all the time. Determined to avoid jet lag, went for a walk to downtown Santiago, which upon first impression is very nice - very European, wide boulevards, lots of shops, and very very busy. Luckily ...

South American Sophistication, Santiago, Chile travel blog

South American Sophistication

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... finally came to an end issuing in a period of democracy that has continued to the present day. She Said: I first heard of Santiago playing the computer game "Where in the World is Carmen Santiago" when I was a kid. It always sounded so exotic ...

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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... whirring, unable to tune out from the barking dogs down in the streets below. Fighting the lethargy we visited some of Santiago’s key sights, enjoying the blue sky and pleasant temperature, the autumn colours and long shadows. We sat on a bench in ...

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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