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Well its been an amazing 5 weeks in Santiago. It feels like yesterday i arrived but at the same time so much has changed that i feel like i have been here for a lifetime.
In the last couple of weeks I have finished up with Spanish classes and the orphanage, partied with the Los Coipos mob and of course attended the World …
After an extremely long day of flights - 3.5 hours from Fiji to Auckland, 5 hours wait at the airport and then 11 hours from Auckland to Santiago, we finally arrived in Santiago. We splashed out and stayed in a posh hotel in Providencia (as it was Chris´ birthday). This city was amazing and it was hard to believe it was only an hour away from the …
... And being my final 4 days of adventure I was determined to put them to good productive use.
Indeed those who know me well may have picked up on my sudden fondness for actually using my legs (not just to transport me to and from kitchen and snack storage). This my final stop, was no exception. Not one, not two but three is the grand number of walking tours I attended whilst in Santiago. 3 hours each, minimum. Again, the tour is free but you tip at the end and ...
... of the churches where we planted trees. The parish is in a very poor area and there are many stray dogs walking the streets. They even walk into mass. The people here are very friendly and although they don't speak much English and I don't speak much Spanish, we are doing our best to communicate. Tomorrow we are off to go to places around the parish where the youth group works. I will write again soon while I have ...
... brought us to the fishmarket and 'La Vega' market. I just loved all the colours of the fruit and veg in La Vega which you'll see from all the photos! The main market structure was made in Scotland along with an identical one which is in Uruguay. They were mixed up when being shipped over so the Uruguay one is in Chile!
We went then to the cemetery, this was a little like Recoleta in Buenos Aires but it also had the cheapest graves you could ...
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