|We arrived in Santiago after our flight to be surprised by a line of touts trying to get us into their taxi. Having spent the last 2 months in english speaking OZ and NZ we weren´t ready for this but our training in India saw us right and we brushed past them to catch the bus into the centre. We had a good flight and watched School of Rock (twice) but it was really odd to arrive before you had set off as we had crossed the International Date Line from New Zealand.
We found a hostal and tried to get over our jet lag. We failed. The next morning we got up ready to get our flight to Punta Arenas in the south of Chile in Patagonia. Luckily we checked our tickets just before leaving the hostal. The flight was tomorrow. We had been thinking "It´s not like us not to give ourselves a day to get over the jet lag".
Anyway we spent the rest of the day wandering around the city centre and relaxing. Santiago is very European, a bit of a cross between Madrid and Barcelona (without the beach). We fly tomorrow to Punta Arenas.