Regal Pacific Hotel
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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 …
Wow...Santiago has an amazing feel to it...which I knew it would! I was a little lonely when I arrived...seemed like everyone at the airport in the queues was either a couple or a family. Then got to the hostel & struggled with the language barrier. But I'm ok now... Went for a walk for a few hours once I unpacked...finally found enough courage to order a beer & then dinner...not at the bar I wanted but a quieter one for my first time ordering. I walked past 3 ...
... perspective in both cases. And how obnoxious America is with getting in everyones business. I also have attempted (not by my own volition) to teach them the dougie, the wobble, and the jerk. And so far only one of them has inappropriately hit on me.
Then there's my internship. Which I basically a comedy, much like anything is with me. It's with an organization called Youth For Understanding Chile. And they basically send high school ...
An hour and a half after leaving Valparaiso and the bus was pulling through the outskirts of Chile's capital. Unlike the majority of the cities I have visited in South America (I am excluding Chile) I was surprised that I did not see any slums or favelas on the outskirts. While there are doubtless poorer areas of the city it does not seem to be as stark poverty as places such as Rio and Buenos Aires. In contrast to the still developing modernisation of those cities Santiago was ...
... living in the city. But they are adorable! Often very bizarre crosses between breeds... A super-sized sausage dog with an Alastian head being my personal fave. They take good care of them - they have kennels built in the parks for them to sleep in, reataurants leave out water for them an d street sellers give them scraps. All together now, ahhhhh. We spent an eventful lunchtime wandering around the fish market and deciphering menu's ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services