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... we take the metro (metro! there´s a metro!) across town to our hostel, The Magic House.
I haven´t written much about where we´ve stayed (mostly because there´s not been much of note) but The Magic House, was, well, magical. Run by couple Tannia and Victor, arriving at the hostel was like arrive home - they were both so welcoming and could not have been more hospitable (or entertaining!). On our last night there they ...
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you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you.
If you think it long and mad,
the wind of banners
that passes through my life,
... s have been in the family for ages and they are obviously not the upper class of Santiago. Time for a surprise from our guide, it was a deep fried pita like thing made out of pumpkin, flour and water. A tasty snack with a bit of hot sauce added to it. Our last stop on the tour, the Cemetery, not creepy at all, actually really beautiful. The cemetery is the size of 117 football fields and has its own street names. When entering they have a tv with all the burials for the ...
... in. The bread was very good and there were two different types of jam plus honey to choose from. The lady owner told us that she buys the jam and honey from a neighbour who makes the jam and who has hives for the honey. Local produce! At 11:30'we were ready when the guide and driver came to the hotel to collect us. We were taken to the museum in the centre of Santa Cruz. It is a very good museum, ranked highly among Chilean museums. It is based on a collection of ...
... major act of rebellion to the new dictatorship of Pinochet. His Santiago home was ram shackled and flooded but his second wife Matildea (?) restored it as an act pf defiance and courage and as a keepsake of the man she loved. We then took a walk to Cerro Santa Lucia. On this hill the indigenous forces were defeated and was where Santiago was originally founded. It was then turned into the lush retreat it is now by the labour of 150 prisoners in the ...