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... and my phrasebook and I did our best to explain to the kindly old (slightly deaf) gent what he was after. Though somewhat nervous about having an old man hold a sharpened blade to his throat, Lee came away with a decent haircut and the closest shave heŽd ever had, along with an overwhelming sense of relief at still being alive at the end of it.
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... mini bus came immediately after the final dance to take us back home.
The next day we went up the San Christobal Hill to get the amazing view of Santiago and its surrounding mountains. We picked a bad day as it was completely foggy and we could only just make out the city. The good thing was we did not have to climb this ...
... Embassy (no not because we were in trouble) but my great grandfather was ambassador to Chile during the Second World War. Sadly the building was from the 1980s which was when the embassy had been there since, we weren't allowed to take photos, the security didn't speak English and were particularly unhelpful so weren't allowed past the entrance, took a sneaky picture outside and left. After the unsuccessful embassy visit we decided to treat ourselves to a drink on the ...
... northwest edge of the city. The view of the city from there was spectacular. You could see just how large and developed the city really is. Monica was a little disappointed because of the smog, but she says that it's really improved from a few decades ago. We also saw another part of the city that hasn't erased its past entirely, where there were restaurants and clubs on every corner. Supposedly that place is the center of nightlife in the city, and it looked it.
One of our ...
Ventured into the city via the metro which is very cheap and easy to navigate. Went to the Plaza de Armas only to find it under reconstruction. We then wandered around the central markets .Gary loves the fish markets, I don't! Can't stand the smell.
Walked to Barrio Lastarria and had a coffee at a quiet cafe near a modern art gallery which we ended having a quick look around as it was very small and also under going refurbishment . There were ...
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