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Our flight got in late in the evening (around 10) and after waiting an unholy amount of time for our bags we caught the centropuerto into town (1300 Chilean pesos (CP)). The bus dropped us fairly close to the hostel thankfully. We checked in and discussed our plans with the receptionist. We mentioned that we were going to Mendoza and he told us we couldn't. I thought he was joking at first but soon we realized that we would have to reevaluate our plans. We decided it ...
... herbal teas for stomach problems (read: prepping for Peru), and some veggies and fruits for breakfast the next day: Chilean avocados, lemons, potatoes, apples and green onion.
After the market, I went on a walk through downtown Santiago, which is fairly compact. I walked by several beautiful government buildings and churches as light faded from the cloudy sky.
I returned that evening to a new smile: Dale, from California, who is Cata's couchsurfer ...
Had a nice breakfast at the hostel before heading out at around 9am. We went straight to Cerro Santa Lucia (Santa Lucia Hill) which was used as a fort in olden times. The hill was situated right in the middle of the city, and contained olden buildings and forts that had a charm to it. We hiked up to the top of the hill for views of the city. Thereafter, we headed for Costanera, the biggest shopping ...
... as tried to find it yesterday and couldn't. Got there and it was a great atmosphere! Loads of people speaking Spanish but really friendly people and they were expecting me so knew my name and gave me a little Spanish interview to gauge my level (which I was pretty **** at) I agreed to go to salsa later that night and left the place with a smile which was nice!!! Then walked back and me and the scots got the metro into the main town so we could go shopping!!! I needed some flip ...
... 5 (there are still more games) then they will go to the world cup in Brazil in 2014.
For the more eventful part of my week...we went camping! It is "Semana Santa" (Holy Week) and since my school down here is catholic we did not have classes Thursday and Friday. So my friends and I hopped on a bus and headed north.
We left Wed night at 1030 from Valparaiso and bused overnight. Our seats reclined and it was actually more ...
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