Leonardo Da Vinci Hotel
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... of 17 million in Chile, 40% live in Santiago, predominantly Catholic. A much calmer, serene city than I had imagined, with a mixture of architecture and charming colonial style buildings. Copper is the main export mostly going to China, fish meal, cellulose, timber, fruits and veg and wines too, mostly exported to UK.
We went on the funicular up to St. Christopher's Hill to see the very impressive Virgin Mary statue. ( 'Course she was made in France!) Then on ...
... sung to by a woman and a man on a guitar while we were eating,
and generally got jostled around all over the place. We also learnt of the
infamous ‘eathquake’ drink that some of the bars do here. Its called that as
after a couple you go from sober to on the floor, so Maddie set off with Mike,
Johnny, Andrew, Eamon, Hannah and Jo to try to find it. Apparently it is made
from Pineappple ice cream, a pint of cheap wine, with either crème de menthe,
... stone you can rent it for up to 4 Years. Costing 300 US dollars to rent for a year, or 1000 US dollars to buy outright. As you can imagine in Chile that's a lot of money and unobtainable for some people, so some business sectors decided to offer their employees the chance to be buried in there section. So as you walk around the cemetery you can see police, fireman, military sections! Different! The wealthier families have some ridiculous graves. Walking around the richer ...
... mountains. We had lunch at a recommended "sea food " restaurant- bit ordinary- in Vina Del Mar, a lovely sea-side town. Took a photo of the "flower clock" which was made for the soccer World Cup held in Chile back in the 60's , as a welcome to all the other teams competing. Quite impressive! Saw an Easter Island Moai- statue!! We visited the handcraft store of lapizlasuli-- where a certain person bought ...
Today has been a truly uplifting experience. We began the morning serving the ill and disadvantaged in a local Chilean hospital. The response from the people of Chile was inspiring. We met new born babies, children, mothers to be, fathers, the elderly, hospital staff and everyday locals. We embraced dance, song and plenty of ...