Diego de Velazquez Hotel
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... I really was some famous athlete or musician or something. I guess that is why Danielle jokes that I am the famous Brazilian Basketball player. To this day they are shocked that I am from the USA. A couple of kids have asked me about 4 or 5 separate times. But the kids are adorable and just as welcoming as the faculty. And I keep having to remind myself that “hey, I am actually in this movie…or better yet, I am in this live street ...
Today we woke up feeling significantly better. Santiago is slowing becoming a city we were enjoying.
Today we decided to walk up Cerro San Cristobal, as the weather was much nicer. We ended up taking the long route, following the road (approximately 5kms of walking). During our slow and steady accent, we had numerous Santiagoans pass us - either running or cycling. Once we reached the top, the view was worth it. Today (unlike yesterday) we were able to see the Andes, ...
... stretch from my hotel on the edge of the old city, to the Virgen de Quito statue, with loads of Plaza's and Churches and sights to take in along the way. I'm back to standing out a mile as people really are much shorter and darker and tall pale Gringo here gets stared at. I didn't get anyone shouting it at me but you know you're an outsider. And not a lot of other tourists around. Those that are are many other SouthAmericans. Headed to the Basilica ...
... as we had been warned about the terminal area, but had no issues really. The metro shuttled us to the Bellavista area and our apartment. The bellavista area is surrounded by universities and has a really cool, urban type feel. Small bars, restaurants and bodegas line the streets and add a certain welcoming atmosphere to the place.
We opted for another apartment, in Santiago as we are starting to be a bit tighter on cash and it gives us an ...
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Breaking, destroying, hating
Tearing Chile apart, moving on now
Fixing, discovering, helping
Seafood a plenty
In Chile its speciality
Salmon, Tuna steak
Local dish for us
Chupe is a seafood stew