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Getting to Bellavista was much easier than I thought if would be. The metro system is fairly simple with only a handful of lines. I was wearing my backpack and got a few funny looks from people but other than that I felt pretty safe. I chucked my wallet and phone into my daypack which I wore in front just in case. You hear a lof of talk about pick pockets especially on ...
Ok so taking a nap yesterday was a huge mistake. Especially when there is a 16 hour time diffrence between your origin and destination. I was wide awake at 1am this morning and could not get back to sleep. By 10am I was ready for bed again.
I got out of bed starving and headed straight into Providencia to find breakfast. After walking around and finding a sporadic selection of ...
... to no English and the ATMs are on the other side of the customs gates. She signals in the air that not working, can't enter. I stand confused and spot a young security guard ushering people into lines. I approach him and with my best Spanish (thanks to the Collins learn to speak Spanish cd that dad bought me) I say "perdone señor, padrir ayuderme" (excuse me sir can you help me?). He fires back a thousand words that I don't understand. I then have to explain that I ...
... please] throw your toilette paper in the trash can". So when we wipe our asses do we not put the toilet paper in the bowl? I was brave enough to check out the paper, it looked clean in the trash can, but I still put mine in the bowl.
Super markets are cheap. Yerba mate (traditional south american tea, super healthy for you) is cheap at the super market. Like any foreign country, you'd be an idiot to buy anything full price without haggling, even at ...
... sash, and a fake gun and started laughing her head off when we shrieked. Another time, she served one of the kids a plate with corn and fake poop on it, and told him "Dinner! Caca con choclo!" She told us that her family worked in the circus, and before she lived with this family she had been in the circus as well (which maybe explains a lot!). Natalie and I were laughing the whole time we were there.
They also had a giant German Shepherd named Toto who scared us a little at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center