Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center
Travel Blogs from Santiago
Four days in Santiago, with the first one work-free and a perfect opportunity to explore this city.
We had a productive morning booking flights to Sao Paulo and Rio in Brasil and the hostels for our up coming destinations. The flight booking wasn't an easy task as the websites we were booking off were all in Portuguese, and we obviously didn't understand a thing. It was irritating how things wouldn't translate properly and they kept asking for a Brazilian address and ID number, however in the end we managed to get it sorted with a little help from ...
... and have worked one really difficult route to complete it without any rests! Ben has been awesome as always with climbing and his ability to read routes. He, too, has worked a few routes and has managed to climb them without rests, too! Kudos to us on the dedication to climb consistently and improving!
Do you ever ask yourself, what is a week in the lives of Elizabeth and Ben? Well, ponder no more!
Our typical week is as follows:
Mondays: running ...
Today we are getting the bus to Chile. We decided to catch an earlier bus, as it's only supposed to take 6 hours but lots of online reviews say it takes longer so that way we won't be arriving in the middle of the night even if it is late....or so we thought! What a horrendous journey. I feel terribly ill, I haven't eaten for 24hours (and for those that know me, I get 'hangry' after missing a meal by 1 hour!) ...
... the tasting - a sav-blanc, a cab-sav-Syrah blend, a cab-sav and a desert wine. Both the reds were really excellent & our favorite (no real surprise there!!). The sav-blanc was fruity but a little tart & the desert wine - while nicer than a lot we've had, was still too sweet.
Next stop was lunch at a 100 yr old adobe house. The restaurant was adorned with period furniture and ornaments - it was like eating in a museum. Unfortunately the food probably belonged in a museum ...
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