Hotel Plaza El Bosque Park
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... Chilean people as it is only US $1000 to buy a box. The boxes are piled on top of each other which enables a large number of burials. Like the Recoletta cemetery in Buenos Aires, huge tombs are also built by the rich, with some trying to copy world famous monuments such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, pyramids of Giza, and the Taj Mahal. Each is built to be bigger than the previous one to signify the wealth of the family, although some were destroyed ...
... br> He told us about Allende
and after as run by Pinochet
Architecture changes quickly
Intricate facades to drab grey
Explanations of local menu
Much more than dish of the day
With tips on bars to hit up
Local food to try
We were very grateful for the insight
Of our Chilean tour guide
I decided to save some money and catch a few buses to my departure city, Santiago in Chile. I thought the process would be reasonably full on but worth the $1000 saving. You have to love hindsight as it turns out that my sanity is worth a lot more, but the following makes for a good story.
I met a mother son combo in Guayaquil, Ecuador. They were accompanied by a young Chilean female who was heading to Santiago, which I thought ...
... 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 ...
... are empty, pedestrians gone, traffic vanished. The contrast with the lively scene of this afternoon is staggering. Like a curfew has been imposed. The streets abandoned. A bit of a scary scene, actually. Time to stay inside. Our apartment is quite small (certainly not as "spacious" as the website advertised), and the kids make use of their beds to find the quiet space to read and unwind. We plan to wake up early(er) tomorrow and get onto Santiago time. ...
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