Santiago

Trip Start Jul 13, 2010
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Trip End Apr 19, 2011


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Decided to go to Santiago de Chile for the weekend as had met before some people from there that had done it but vice versa and the other reason was that I could met Steve, an English friend who was also there for a few days.
My flight left early Friday afternoon from the Aeropuerto Jorge Newberry in BA giving a fantastic view ofthe city and the delata after take off. But even mor impressive was the viewwhen flying over the Andes.
After meeting Steve at the hostal we went out in search of food for dinner. We landed in a quite touristy and pricy restaurant in the Central Market that served fish, we had Seabrass.
During the next two days we visited various places in the centre of the city, such as the Cathedral, the Plaza de Armas,themain square, the Palacio de la Monedam which is the Presential Palace (unfortunately, only from outside as closed until 5th September) and the Cultural Centre of the Palacio de la Moneda which had 4 different expositions. Furthermore, we took the funicular up to the Cerro San Cristobel which gave some nice views of the city and the Andes in the background. Although with smog that was hovering over the city.At the top of the hill is also the Statue of the Virgin (Virgen de la Inmaculado Concepcion).Down we walked then through the Parque Metropolitano. We also visited the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino with a collection of very interesting objects from the pre-columbian cultures of Central America and the Andean region.
As my camera has been playing up lately, I have been looking for a new one for some time and as they are cheaper in Chile than in Argentina I took the chance and bought one in Santiago. So from now on Ican hopefully post some lovely pictures again.
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Christine on

Wieder ich... habe ja jetzt viel Zeit... ;-)
Stell Dir vor, in einem Kreuzworträtsel (wie gesagt, ich habe viiiiiieeeeel Zeit) wurde tatsächlich das von Dir entwickelte "Benevol" erfragt! Du hast also mit Deinem Pfadiwerk der Schweiz etwas vermacht, was sogar in einem Kreuzworträtsel Niederschlag findet!!!

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