Ola Santiago

Trip Start Oct 02, 2007
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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Ola everyone. Well we arrived safe and sound after our 24 hours worth of travelling, and other than the jetlag and the ridiculous amount we paid the "nice man" at the airport to take us to the hostel, Santiago seems like a nice place.

Our hostel is really nice and clean (thankfully) as you can see from the pictures. We stayed in last night and feasted on "traditional" Chilean pizza and beers with the Brazillians, Mexicans, Chileans and another Aussie here studying before we crashed and slept the night through- well John woke up at 3, but i slept right through.

After we woke, we went for a walk through what we can only assume was the CBD not realising that nothing opens until at least 9.30 here!! However John did manage to find a bakery so he could have something sweet. We then found a very intersting coffee bar that was full of business men dressed in expensive suits, being served their morning caffeine hit from scantilly dressed "chicas"

We were suprised by two things, a) the LACK of mcdonalds and b) the abundance of chemists!! seriously, there is a pharmacy at least every 50 meters!!

on a side note, mum you would LOVE this place. Yes it is dirty, but every morning there are hundreds of people out mopping and sweeping the streets!! Heaven

we then went to Santa Lucia which is this big hill in the heart of the city. And it is huge. there were a lot of stairs and I couldn't even make it to the top because I got vertigo.

Our lack of spanish not proving to be too much of a problem. We are becoming quite good at hand gestures. The guys last night taught us all we need to know, "dos cervezas por favor" so other than that, what else do we need?!!

The city is right at the foot of the Andes and so we are hoping to make the most of it and book ourselves in for a skiing trip tomorrow.

hope all is well in oz.

j & t
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princess tahlie
baby im sooooooooooooooo proud of u!!! out there in the big wide world.
i dont know what that spanish means but im sure it is something well needed.
have an awesome time my darling. dont stop with the updates, i love reading ur blogs!
i miss u! so so so much! looking at ur pics on facebook makes me miss u more. plus knowing i wont get to see u for even LONGER! =(
have an awesome adventure and remember i love u!
be safe!
and please drink something other than beer! beer=ewwww.
love u

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