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Almirante Simpson 50, Santiago, 7500856, Chile | 1 star hostel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago

Travelling to Valpariso

A travel blog entry by kate.anthonisz on Jul 23, 2014

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... the way we came to the resort. We saw it off in the distance and we started getting our hopes up. Not too much though as we didn't want to be disappointed. We grabbed the keys off the front desk and made our way up to the apartment. What we arrived to was paradise. Heated floors, giant pools, giant bed and luxurious balcony. We dropped our bags off and went for a wonder around the complex checking out ...


A travel blog entry by foxiii on Mar 16, 2014

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... after we dropped off some drugs early morning. Robbie has recovered enough to be dragged out to enjoy the sun and some shopping and a nice lunch before heading back to the hotel. We decide to go check out a bar/cafe recommended by our sommelier on the ship but arrive to find it closed. Back to Sydney tomorrow and the end of our fantastic once in a lifetime ...

Day 7-12 - A Week in Santiago

A travel blog entry by kirs_t_t on Jan 12, 2014

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... The wives used to come of an evening and cook dinner for the workers. Pinochet did not like this building and believed it was a hub for socialism so when he took power he moved his headquarters there. The door handles were originally designed as fists punching up in strength but when Pinochet took over the building he put the handles upside down so it was like people were handcuffed. On Saturday I went on a tour to Santa Rita winery. It was a great ...

Rose-Coloured Glasses

A travel blog entry by lolly on Dec 14, 2013

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... of Che Guevara as he travelled all over South America. (I will always remember the scene where he rode the funiculars in Valparaiso!) At the end of his journey he said, "I will need to think on this for a long long time."

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela


At last - the Red Burrito makes a full recovery!

A travel blog entry by jill.and.manuel on Dec 03, 2013

1 comment, 16 photos

... of what was needed. He was also happy to 'nurse’ the Red Burrito in order to continue on our way. Next stop Mendoza.

Being a bigger city, with a bigger VW garage, we hoped they would have the relevant spare parts. We arrived in Mendoza on Saturday afternoon, so knew we would have to wait until Monday before we could do anything anyway – and Mendoza is not such a bad place to kill some time (did you know it produces 70% of ...

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This 1 star hostel, located in the Champs Elysee area of Santiago, is near La Chascona (Pablo Neruda's Home), Jardin Zoologico, Central Market (Mercado Central), and Fine Arts Museum (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes).
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