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Tuesday 5th September Big surprise - South American airline provide a great flight! Good food, smart plane and for only a 2 hour flight with Lan Chile. Stayed on the western edge of Santiago in a Business hotel called Hotel Manquehue, and you really get the feeling of living in the Andes foothills. The snow-capped mountains provide a wonderfully …
... car) to Cerro San Cristobal Hill for 360 degree views of Santiago. At the top of the hill is a 14m high statue of the Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción. I am definitely coming back to Chile in winter, autumn or spring because I can't stand looking at mountains without them being either covered or capped in snow :) Chileans have a few interesting traditions for New Years: - wear yellow underwear, inside out in the day then ...
... that, I believe, is where my luck began to change. Smiling they all came to greet me and help me and sign me into my room. I was the first one to arrive so for the next 20 minutes or so I was able to chat to some very welcoming people who spoke english and were excited to share their country with me.
And then everyone started arriving. You will be surprised to hear that people packed more than I did!! Some people had 4 bags! And of course ...
... any dog charities or animal rescue centres. These dogs have just been thrown out, and been made to fend for themselves. Really sad to see. Anyway, we paid to board a cable car / tram which took us up a hill overlooking the city, where there was a zoo (very shabby) and further up, at the summit, a statue of the Virgin Mary. Unfortunately they decided to erect a massive antenna, about 4 times the height of Mary, right next to her, which was stupid. We had a ...
... of girl scouts marched past parading and yelling spanish in loudspeakers. Then the street of bars got terrorized by a man in a pink dress dressed as a lady with extremely large boobs.
Then as the sun began to set retired back to the hostel wrecked and pasted out in our comfy bed ;)
It is now Sunday morning, and Hostel do free breakfast every morning, was really good.
Having difficulty uploading photos we will update this blog with pics later ;)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet