Hotel Diego de Almagro Centro
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- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... walk" signals. There are no pushy salespeople. Signs remind you to use the handrails and don't step past the yellow line in the metro. I appreciate it and admire it.
Chileans seem subdued. No taxi driver has tried to chat us up. Practically every taxi driver in Argentina did and Colombia too. Argentines seem very passionate and opinionated and very willing to tell you. Colombians seem very friendly.
The lack of beggars too. Today we saw some. ...
... it all happened on the streets we'd walked happily over the previous days, and it happened in the recent past. We followed up with a walk through a nice park (with the usual swag of stray dogs - a massive issue in Chile) and a quick visit to the Natural History Museum (the penguin exhibit was of particular interest to Rory). We then headed into town to see Plaza de Moneda, the Presidential Palace and centre of the Pinochet coup. Then lunch - a Completo, a Chilean staple ...
... that my bus was the first one and that it left early. Lucas started shaking his hand in a very angry, aggressive Argentinian gesture and yelled, "what do you mean it left early? You can't just leave like that! What about the people? Didn't you check for the passengers? What kind of bus is this?" I've never seen somebody so frantic before. You could tell that he was calculating what was going to happen, and it wasn't good. He had a bus to get on, and mine was gone. He turned to me ...
... expected the temperatures to be higher and walking along the harbour from the ship there was a stiff cold breeze. One doesn't need to contemplate what the winter would be like We walked through the city, which for a long time was regarded as the most southerly city in the world. Its heyday was in the late 1800s and early 1900s when there was considerable wealth generated in the region. The source of the wealth was cattle and sheep rearing and lumber. The city has seen better days ...
... there to meet me; she with little English and me with piccitto Spanish! So good old Google translate! We got on like a house on fire with her showing me route maps etc and me sharing photos of the family. Her son has twins so she called us the two Nonas when introducing me to guests the next day. A really lovely lady! So no time to waste if I was to make the free walking tour. Found an ATM first-cash crisis averted - one never knows whether they will work with ones card ...