Chilly in Chile in 18 Hours
Trip Start Jul 09, 2007
31Trip End Sep 10, 2007
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After a quick stop in Auckland we arrived in Santiago about 16 hours later and it was freezing, 7 degrees when we landed at 1pm. BRrrrrrrrrrrrr
The hotel we stayed in was in a pretty good area but nothing flash. We decided despite advice from our concierge, we would check out Downtown Santiago. (too busy apparently - doesn't he realise we are moving to London....). Within 2mins of standing aimlessly at the subway station like a Gringo, a friendly local took us under his wing and helped us buy a ticket and escorted us onto the train. Emerson even offered to call his girlfriend and the two of them would show us around. We graciously declined and went on our way.
Beaten by the cold and jet lag we head back to the hotel for a snooze and to dig out the thermals. -2 is the forecast for the evening....
So.... first entry done... from the first class lounge in Santiago. Off to Bogota to stay in our first hostel....