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After a 10 hour flight from Dallas, I arrived in Santiago, the capitol and largest city in Chile anxious to see Taylor who was studying with the University of Pedro de Valdivia for the semester.
Santiago was founded by Pedro de Valdivia on February 12, 1541. After many battles with the indigenous peoples and the Spanish, on 12 February …
... and the numbers dwindled as the tour progressed. The city is quaint in parts with brightly painted houses and many victorian age elevators making the steep hills more managable. The working container port is pretty ugly though and we headed back to Santiago fairly early. With so many restaurants in Santiago it would have been rude not to try a number of chilean delicacies - most of which could clog an artery or two! Pastel de Choclo was a definite hit, it's a ...
... backpackers. Odds in my favor, I just gotta pick it up a notch, use my brain. I gave up first in line so that I could approach standing cars leaving the grocery store street. From my experience and using common knowledge, personal interaction usually does the job. And so it did, it just took 4 and half hours until a women couldn't say no seeing I was pleading on my knees right below her door for a ride. "Where are you from?" she asked, I told her I was Australian ...
... popular in the city, by which I don't mean pizza or fish flavour, but things like Orange and ginger or raspberry mint. I tried a strawberry sorbet, a honey ice cream, and a lucuma ice ceam, which was the best. Lucuma is a Peruvian fruit that has no translation in English, but to me the ice cream tasted more like licking uncooked cake dough off a pair of whisks. Yum! ...
This is my final week in Santiago, and although I am very eager to head south to Patagonia, and then return home for Christmas time, I will definitely miss Santiago. This city has been my first real home outside of Port Orchard, Washington. I have made a lot of wonderful friends here, and I certainly will miss them.
This friday, there will be a going away party for me, which seems to be the last of many exciting celebrations that will occur ...
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