Diego de Velazquez Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
- Swimming pool
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... force ourselves. The valley mainly grows Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir but they make a lot of reds from nearby areas as well. All of the wineries in Chile like Argentina charge for tastings and the more you pay the better the wines are you get to taste. Therefore the day turned out to be quite expensive. We decided not to do a tour here but to leave this for the bioorganic winery we were visiting later. The hostel driver when he took us to the 2nd ...
... s right - there was an entrance fee. No surprise when we peeked through the windows we saw NO ONE gambling. Guess that's really working out for them. Next we hit the coastal trail and started walking to the next town - Valparaiso. Along the way we saw the Reloj de Flores - flower clock. It's cool... for a clock of flowers :) We realized how far our jaunt was going to be on foot so we hopped on the local subway with big hopes that the next town would bring something ...
I got there and was greeted by my friend Andrea who I met on Easter Island. It was really nice to see her again, because I thought she had already gone back to Brazil. We had a nice three hour tour of Santiago with Tours for Tips, but they mainly showed us the same things I had already seen on the bike tour with Melissa. It was still a nice day to walk around the city, so it wasn’t a ...
... though :(
ive only had 2.5 days here and i think it will be enough. Santiago is a huge sprawling city, home to 8m of the 17m chilean population. when i was on the plane i was thinking that the chileans were a lot more white than i expected but i think that is reflective of the economics of those of who can afford to travel to NZ on holiday. now that i am here it is clear that there is much more of an ethnic mix than apparent on the way over.
... as we would have had an extremely long walk.
We then headed into the city to watch a religious procession for Santa Maria taking place in the main square to celebrate the Saint attributed as the saviour of Chile. It was quite a procession which included the archbishop, bands and thousands of people who joined in at the end to walk around the city. They had loudspeakers broadcasting the service which continued as ...