Diego de Velazquez Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... on and on. His Nobel Peace Prize award was even on display.
In 1973 when Pinocet took over, his home was ransacked by the militsary (Neruda was an avowed communist). Shortly after that, Neruda died of cancer (although many Cbileans believe he was murdered). All in all, it was an absolutely fascinating hour long visit.
After La Chascona, I wandered around the Bellavista neighborhood and contemplated lunch. It was 1:30 and right about the time Chileans take ...
... ordered 2 terremotos and were given 2 choices in return. If only we spoke Spanish...so we just repeated the first choice back to the bartender which we think was "sweet". He added a dash of grenadine to our drinks. It was good! It's pineapple ice cream, some mixture of wine wine and another alcohol that they pour out of a large jug. They are making these things like an assembly line because everyone wants them. Also, you can get more than one. We each had 2 which was ...
... bus took off at 10 AM. I got my things together and took the subway to the bus terminal. Subway is super reliable by the way. $600 peso for a one way ($1) on the subway no matter where you go. I got to the bus station and took my Executive seat on the CATA Internacional bus. I bought the Executive seat because it was well worth it. It was about to be a 20 hour bus drive and I wanted to make sure I was comfortable. The Executive bus seat came with TV, headphones, ...
... settled on a Canon one which got very good online reviews. It came in at about £50 cheaper than quoted on Amazon. A spare battery cost £30 though. It has a pop up flash and lenses that come out of the case which could prove to be sand traps but I'm just going to have play it by ear. On the plus side it has a ridiclous 30x optical zoom. I may start taking paparazzi shots of Kate Middleton as a part time job when I get back to the ...
... he was apparently impressed with my willingness to play along. I gave him the last coins I had, which was probably about 500 pesos. He thanked me for my participation and said he hopes I enjoy my stay in Chile. Since then, I have passed by that same spot at least 5 times. And he is always holding court with the largest of crowds breaking out in constant laughter. In fact, the last time I passed by with Danielle, he spotted me, waved and called me in ...