Hotel Plaza Londres
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Santiago feels very different from any city in Latin America we've been to. Large boulevards, modern buildings, pedestrian areas... a feeling of safety. It takes a clear sky and a glimpse of the mountaintops of the Andres in the horizon to remind me that we are in South America. Santiago is modern and safe. Maybe a bit too modern, with sights that …
Sadly it is time to leave our wonderful apartment at Casa del Almirante.We could have stayed much longer here, even more so given the warm welcome and hospitality of José and Maria... but the road is calling us. Today's short drive takes us from coastal Viña del Mar to the big capital city of Santiago.
On the way we manage to cross the …
To finally take our leave of Argentina and cross the border to Chile we needed to make our way right over the Andes. As you might imagine this turned out to be a spectacular journey with big rises, snaking hairpin turns in every direction, sheer drops, sometimes seemingly on both sides and continuous fantastic views up to the mountain tops and snow …
The flight across the Pacific meant that we crossed the international date line. The 16 hour flight was broken up by a 2 hour stop in Auckland. (J, G, A, S I shall return one day for a proper look but not enough time this time! It looked great from the airport and plane windows!) We took off from Sydney on May the 21st at 11am (not 12 as my ticket …
Crossing the border into Chile from Los Penitentes in the Andes, it sure feels good to be back in the civilization and enjoying the luxuries of a big city again. Santiago is definitely worthwhile a visit on any tour through South America.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet