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... and I could never organize a time for her to take me to him. It was equally hard hammering down a time to meet up with Cesar, the Colombian brotha from the Church, who lived for a very short while in New Jersey – short enough to only adopt the clothing of Jersey folk, but not the language. Needless to say, he helped another brotha out by whatsapping me the location of barbers who cut black folk hair (I don’t think folks are quite ready ...
... feeling very obliging. Set over 4 floors the house had a very pokey and claustrophobic feel about it, but did provide good views over the city. My only vaguely interesting factoid from the visit is the red glasses for water on the dining room table. Apparently Neruda thought water tasted better out of green or red glasses. One to experiment on perhaps. After La Sebastiana we walked back down the hill, entering "El Museo del Cielo Abierto" which translates as "The Open ...
... 20c piece. Oh and they weren't 'just' grinding the coffee. If you ordered a coffee it was $2. If you wanted some grinding of the 'beans' it was $3 and you got your coffee for $1. I was happy with paying full price for my coffee, after all I have no beans worth grinding. If you can just imagine these coffee shops in your city and how weird they would be or how weird it would be to get your 9am coffee served to you by a lady in a string bikini. This is so much part of ...
... learned a lot about the Pinochet dictatorship and how Salvador Allende committed suicide inside the parliament on the day of the military coup in 1973. One of the statues in the parliament square has a bullet hole under the eye from that day. The Memory and Human Rights Museum was really interesting and quite shocking. Since I was only 5 when the dictatorship ended, I learned a lot about the people who were disappeared and the censorship and violence of the time. Santiago has ...
We went down for breakfast, packed our bags and were on the road by 10:00. We have always said even though we take the same route both ways the scenery is so different. It was a prettier drive back to Santiago than when we drove to Mendoza. The Mendoza side of the mountains is much greener and lush even though they don't get much rain. The Santiago side is much more like a desert with a lot ...