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... before stopping in somewhere new for dinner. The food here is amazing. I had an icecream one night at Santiago's famous ice cream parlour which is in the top 25 in the world. No disrespect to your ice cream but the best ice cream I have had is from the strawberry farm in New Zealand in Clevedon. Santiago has a number of street performers/beggars. They will perform at lights for you in exchange for tips. Also you will see people walking the ...
... Zugtoilette schaufele ich dann mit bloßen Händen den Matsch aus der Tasche ins Waschbecken. Hui, das macht Spaß!
In Constitución angekommen, ist es wider Erwarten kalt und ungemütlich. Die Küste ist dennoch schön anzuschauen mit wilden Felsen und weißem Sand. Als die Sonne herauskommt, ist es dann doch noch ganz schön und wir bleiben ein wenig am Strand. Nico findet das wie immer toll und schmiert sich das Gesicht mit Sand voll. Ich greife nach ...
... 1983-1990 exports created a massive economic boom.
Gave them back democracy in 1990.
1000+ detention centers
Secret police who were military and private citizens.
70,000 imprisoned and tortured and 5,000 were killed.
Torture is still being covered up
Many were involved
Young people today are asking questions
Elections are questioning the constitution
There is no debt that isn't paid
In 1984 the Communist party took up arms, ...
... a concrete plaza, built as a memorial to all the people that were killed (at least 3,500) or tortured & interned (40,000) after the coup of September 11, 1973 until a plebiscite removed Pinochet's rule in March 1990. The vote to change back to democracy was surprisingly narrow with 40% wanting things to stay as they were and the rest wanting change. The new government sought no retribution which allowed the country to tackle ...
... no vegetarian options and Sarekha the girl I was with was veggie we decided to find somewhere else. We ended up in a restaurant that was recommended on the tour for good local food and I tried Pastel de Choclo which is Chile's national dish. It is like a shepherds pie but with chicken, mince, egg, olives, raisins and mash made of corn. It was quite strange. Over dinner we decided to try and plan a day to visit the vineyards the next day. I returned to my hostel via the metro. Such ...