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... or sparsely populated areas. Also, like Argentina, "onces" are really popular – though this translates as "elevens" it is not elevenses as I first thought, but actually afternoon tea! Unlike Argentina buses aren't colectivos but micros instead!
Headed straight for the river dock where there is even a sub tied up. The fish and produce market there is a lovely colourful affair, especially now with all the bunting ...
Yes I do still exist and am still able to type but laaazy :D.
Sooo today I managed (by myself in Spanish) to get myself registered here and to do all the things necessary to obtain my Chilean ID (hope I never have to show THAT picture though :D).
Quite an adventure :D. My host family drove me to the PDI (some kind of police for international stuff) where I had to verify my visa and give them all the stuff like my address, personal dates and ...
... br> I managed to get money and find the correct bus to the terminal pretty soon (although I almost paid the ticket-person ten times the money he wanted from me 10000 instead of 1000 pesos (740 pesos = 1 Euro) – yeah typical, I know).
The drive through Santiago was a bit too short to really get an impression of the city. What I noticed, though, is that there were a lot of modern buildings next to the typical small Chilean houses.
... lake, and see the students enjoying their rivers, rowing and kayaking. But what was most astounding for me was the easy proximity to the sea lions who come in quite close to shore with no fear.
Massive daily markets on the river selling all sorts of freshly caught fish and seafood, with wonderful quality fruit and veggies, all at very cheap prices. But the real star attraction is not ...
... thrown to them. It's like an outdoor circus as they vie with the seagulls and each other over every scrap - you definitely wouldn't want to mess with them, they are HUGE. We emerge from the market with a nice big bag of cherries, and just take a 'quick flick' round the artisan market next door in case there's anything we can't miss.
Next stop the Museo Historico y Arqueologica, set in an old mansion on the waterfront. The city ...