San Cristobal Tower
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... However there is security guards everywhere standing around with bullet proof vests on. Even in the supermarket. I guess they're trying to crack down on these guys.
I checked into Hostel Bella 269. I ended up going for a single room. I'm slowly acclimatising myself to dorm life. The room's are nice, the kitchen is a bit of a hole though. It smells a bit like one too. I tried ...
... made our way towards Cerro San Cristobal. After a struggling with espanol we got some help from the information centre at the bottom of the hill - Plaza Caupolican. First we caught the ascensor up to Terraza Bellavista. The view was stunning! For a city covered in smog it was just beautiful seeing the expanse of city and the smog-obscured mountains in the background. We then walk the lovely pebbled pathways to the summit, to the Virgen de la Immaculada Concepcion. Breathtaking ...
... Fanor and driver Ricardo were there to meet us and whisked us off to the Ritz Carlton. Fanor meanwhile giving us the total history and facts about Chile during the 30 minute transfer. I am really not my best at 3.30 am (French time) here's hoping I retain it all!
We slept surprisingly well as we were unsure which way was "up" and having breakfasted in the rather chaotic Club lounge, we met Fanor and Ricardo once again and commenced our city tour. With ...
... pointed at the city below. Remnants of another era. We wander back toward the old Santiago. The energy of this place has something special. It is a working class neighborhood, and has a sense of community pride. The streets are clean, storefronts full. Order is kept by mounted police officers who roam the pedestrian malls in pairs. We enjoy people watching, and end up again in Plaza de Armas clearly the heart of this old city. The cathedral takes up ...
... and a few glasses of red! When in Chile! The evening quickly escalated for me. We had a bottle of wine and a few game of cards in the garden and we got invited to go into the bar by some of the people in the hostel. It was already 1am so the girls headed to bed...of course silly me didn't! It ended up being almost like a lock in at a very smoky dive bar! Very fun though....unexpectedly big nights are the best. The next thing I knew it was 5.30am and it was a very drunken ...