Travel Blogs from Las Condes
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 …
... bottles around a grave. The Chileans believe that you bring regular things to the grave so if family members were used to going out for drinks on a Friday before the death, they might continue that around the grave on a Friday.
Romualdito was one grave she showed us of a boy who had a mental disability and the other was Carmensita. There are differing stories to this; the popular one is that she was a 9 year old from the country who moved to the ...
... to makeshift brew the coffee I had brought from home. I don't understand it--isn't Columbian coffee a standard for good? Perhaps there is more interest in wine and piscos than coffee, but for me it's not working. :(
We're going to try to stay up for the Academy Awards tonight--we'll watch in the lovely TV room at the hotel, with comfy couches and perhaps some company. More tomorrow as we try our hand at some touristy things, like San Cristobal.
... great because of the cloud cover) views of the Andes and the distinct church that I immediately recognized. The church here is designed in a style that appears more Indian than Latin American to me, which looked very interesting with the Andes in the backdrop. So the three of us walked over to take a look at the church, when we found the market hiding behind the southern end of the cathedral.
The market was not really what I had expected, which would have been just ...
... the start of our trip! Never mind, the night turned out to be good fun and after a few drinks I was fluent in Spanish and could make conversations with half of the people inside Bonita!
Both Vina del Mar and Valparaiso were easy cities to walk around and both offered beautiful ocean views and walkways along the beach. In Valparaiso we took the 100-year-old funicular Ascensor Artilleria to Cerro Concepcion for stunning ocean and city views.
In Pucon we hired a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility