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This week I spent exploring Santiago. I definitely have a new appreciation for anyone who speaks more than one language...I almost got kept back in Spanish class this week LOL. Had to have extra tuition one morning! But I managed to graduate with a certificate for 40 hours :) I think I will continue with skype lessons when I get home. Santiago is full of beautiful parks, thanks to mayor Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna who in 1872 decided to conduct ...
... a good thing.
It was nice to just walk around the city as we had not really been able to do that in Rio for safety reasons and our morning was spent doing exactly that – we saw the city from a hill viewpoint and the main buildings. We then tried to go to the cinema as I have wanted to do something normal from home but unfortunately it had shut down and instead was home to some tramps!!
So I made it to the grocery store. Star market, in Boston...and it was a large one with high ceilings...something most here do not have..high but not massively so. Here grocery stores are mainly a part of a block and not the whole lot and with underground parking.
It is best to wonder through these pictures ...
So after spending 37.5hr on planes, spending more than 12days/ 289hr on buses! We've finished South America.
They say South America is the 'Land of Superlatives', here's some we came across;
- Driving on the 2nd longest road (Rn 40, Argentina)
- Boating across the highest navigable lake (Titicaca, Bolivia/Peru),
- 4x4ing across the largest salt flats (Uyuni, Bolivia),
- Seeing the ...
... to order, when it arrived it was more like a soup and it was mixed sea food so we sent it back and ordered our own plates of fish and chips which were really good. Afterwards we headed round the corner to a bar that sells a famous drink called the Earthquake which is a pint of white wine, pineapple ice cream and bitters! Marie quite liked it but it took a few ...