Conde Ansurez Hotel
Travel Blogs from Santiago
In my view,the lack of Colonial buildings does make the city a little less charming and there is not a great deal to photograph from the past,lets face it walking around and looking at modern skyscrapers and office blocks is not the most exciting of past times and reminds a little too much of our hectic working world. Santiago is a business city and most tourists use it as a base to visit other areas within driving distance,such as Vina del Mar ...
... 20c piece. Oh and they weren't 'just' grinding the coffee. If you ordered a coffee it was $2. If you wanted some grinding of the 'beans' it was $3 and you got your coffee for $1. I was happy with paying full price for my coffee, after all I have no beans worth grinding. If you can just imagine these coffee shops in your city and how weird they would be or how weird it would be to get your 9am coffee served to you by a lady in a string bikini. This is so much part of ...
... we just about get away with it. He tells us the country is nice, but not the people. This evening we are heading out to eat in an area Victor has recommended but we never quite make it. We stumble across a street cafe / restaurant just a few hundred yards from the apartment and settle in there for the evening. It's a real locals place but the main attraction is the food as they have Lomo A Lo Pobre on the menu which we have been meaning to try. It's ...
... for Chile that is now), the river is very low, so the falls seem to come down at a trickle. Seeing photos for sale of the falls when the water is at full peak, leave you wanting to see more. There are many huts set up with locals selling hand crafts and other tourist items.
Osvaldo, Cristian, Jorge and I all took some photos and got back on the road. We arrived at Yungay around 11:30am. This gave ...
... maximus! Once again there were dogs here! How did they even get up here? Beats me! We then followed the same route down and found a beautiful catedral on our way. The stone walls had been carved to depict various religious scenes and huge beautiful paintings decorated the back of the altar. Catholics really know how to decorate! Wanting to explore further, we followed the main road to Parque Forrestal! Which was lovely - can't believe it was a floodplain covered in rubbish ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet