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Dec 5, 2005 - Santiago, Chile

Overnight flight from Auckland, no offence to the Aussies but LAN is much better than Qantas! Anyway, Santiago, got a bit of a shock at the change in temperature. Early summer and crikey it was hot. Decided to take it easy for a few days, NZ was 16 hours ahead of Chile, the jet lag was terrible. I did manage to find one of Pablo Neruda's (famous chilean poet and Nobel Prize in Liturature Winner in 1971) houses, El Cascona very close to the hostel I was staying in. The guided tour was all in spanish and given by a french lady, I was finding...

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Dec 4, 2005 - Santiago

We don't know if we got jetlag or were just tired but we slept for a good 12 hours before making a late start. Not to worry though as the museum we wanted to visit only opens late morning. The Museo Precolombino introduced us to all the different ancient civilisations and cultures in the South Americas region as well as in Central America from 7000BC to today. A brilliant collection of ceramics, stone figures and textiles were on show in the museum and luckily the explanations were also supplied in english so we weren't totally lost. Some...

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Dec 3, 2005 - South America here we come

Today we flew to the continent we were looking forward to the most, South America and first stop Chile. Before that though we had a few last minute errands to run in Auckland and a last stroll along Queen Street. Come 12.30 we got on our shuttle bus and headed for the airport. By now we were really excited and couldn't quite believe that within 15 hours we would be in S. America, the place we had been dreaming about visiting months before we booked our RTW ticket. The flight took off late but arrived on schedule. We watched a few films did...

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Dec 1, 2005 - Wieder einmal in Santiago de Chile

Ich musste am Morgen früh raus und zum Busterminal war es zu Fuss auch ein ziemliches Stück. Der Bus der Gesellschaft „El Rapido" (Fahrpreis nach Santiago: 50 $) fuhr etwa um halb acht Uhr. In der sechsstündigen Fahrt näherten wir uns ziemlich direkt an die Gebirgskette der Kordiliera indem wir dem zum beginn noch breiten Tal des Rio Mendoza folgten. Der Fluss wird übrigens für Riverrafting verwendet. Diese Touren können natürlich direkt in Mendoza gebucht werden. Je weiter wir das Tal Aufwärtsfuhren, desto näher kamen die Schneeberge. Wir...

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Nov 29, 2005 - The eagles have landed

Puha, saa har den smukke boing 777 endelig sluppet sit tag paa luftrummet og sat os ned i Santiago, Chile. Det er meget syret at taenke paa at vi for kort tid siden sad derhjemme, foran flimmeren og nu trasker vi kaekt rundt i Santiagos gader. Her er by the way meget calo (varmt, red.). 25 grader i skyggen! Turen herover er gaet fint, lang, men hyggelig. Og vi var paa intet tidspunkt bange for vi ville misse et fly. Bare rolig derhjemme, der er check paa det... Nu vil vi lige bruge et par dage paa at snuse til Santiago, og saa gaar turen...

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Nov 28, 2005 - Santiago

Hallo Zusammen Und schon bin ich wieder im Rückstand mit meinen Berichten, denn Santiago ist genau genommen auch bereits wieder Geschichte. Am Sonntag-Abend bin ich in Santiago angekommen und sofort ins Hostal Casa Roja gefahren, um zu sehen, ob noch ein Bett für mich frei war. Ich war auf der Warteliste und hätte um 13 Uhr anrufen sollen, aber um diese Zeit war ich schon an meiner 8-stündigen Andenüberquerung per Bus von Mendoza nach Chile. Aber es hat bestens geklappt und ich habe mein Bett bekommen. Ich war sehr zufrieden, denn das...

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Nov 28, 2005 - Stuck in Dallas and not a stripper to be found

... but there were a lot of died blondes with big fake boobs. OK, So a real inauspicious start to my trip. I had 9 months to plan for my trip and yet because I was very busy trying to finish a rehab of a building and get it rented out, I only had 15 minutes to pack after I got out of the shower at 330 for my 345 cab to catch my 530 flight. How retarded am I? Dont answer that was rhetorical. I knew my back pack was busted when I returned from Brazil last year in March and yet I waited till 1pm on the day I leave to try to find a place that...

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Nov 26, 2005 - Quickly in Santigo...

Trying to update this.... Santiago was beautiful! I wish I could have had more time there. We stayed at an old converted mansion, just overnight though. We were catching a 28 hour bus to Arica! Also, it was quite expensive in Chile...and in such a different money system. For example a smoothie cost 3,200 chilien pesos! We crossed the border at 3am and were greeted with a gross bathroom where we needed to pay to use (the beauty of Argentina...free baños!) and then got our bags searched from some crumbly smashed peanuts! We were kinda glad to...

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LA VIDA LOCO

Nov 23, 2005 - Santiago

Across arid desert and soaring mountains we flew from La Paz to Santiago. The difference between the two countries couldn't have been greater. It was funny to think that they could be on the same continent, let alone neighbours! The first thing we noticed was how modern and clean the place was with "normal shops" rather than market stalls, paved roads and brands that we have back home. The "completos" (giant hot dogs) were a complete surprise! We stayed in a district called Barrio Brasil which was really trendy and reminiscent of Clapham in...

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Nov 23, 2005 - Santiago Sights

We flew from La Paz, Bolivia to Santiago, Chile - it was like black and white! Santiago is very westernised and expensive for South American standards, especially when coming from Bolivia! We stayed in a hostel in a beautiful old colonial building located in the district of Barrio Paris Londres and spent one and a half days exploring the city, the main highlight being the food. There is a strong Italian influence in the cuisine; cured meats and excellent fresh pastas were commonplace and we also discovered dining Chile style - nothing opens...

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Loges' Go Global

Nov 20, 2005 - Santiago

After a lie in we had breakfast in the courtyard in the sun and then got organised to go out to see some of Santiago. We got on the metro and headed to Cerro Park. It was a really pretty and the weather was lovely so we lay on the grass and chilled out. We got back to the hostel and had chinese (not very good!) before starting to get ready for another night out! When we arrived back in the hostel and went inot the kitchen we were really surprised to see Charlie (the guy from our inca trail group) and his mates Nigel and Tue there. We spent...

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Nov 20, 2005 - Santa Lucia Park

Bit hungover today, so we headed for a park in Santa Lucia and ate hot dogs. I sat and read my book while the girls slept. When we got back to the hostel people thought we'd moved out as they hadn't seen us all day! Shows how little people do around here! Anyway, when we got back we walked in and there was Charlie, who we'd done the Inca Trail with! I knew he was meant to be on the same flight as me but what were the chances he'd be in same hostel! He was with 2 guys who we'd met briefly in Cusco - Nigel and Tua. Spent the evening in the...

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Jane`s World Trip

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