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Barrio Brazil

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  • Day9

    Santiago de Chile

    November 14 in Chile

    Nous restons 4 jours à Santiago et avons été reçus magnifiquement par nos amis Claire et Steven ... peut-être notre dernier vrai lit avant longtemps alors on savoure !
    Santiago est une ville surprenante, où la vie à l'américaine côtoie les traditions chiliennes bien ancrées. Nous montons sur le Cerro Cristobal, la plus haute colline de Santiago, et nous nous rendons compte de l'étendue de cette ville qui regroupe à elle seule près de 40% de la population du Chili ! Lorsque le ciel est dégagé et la pollution peu présente, on peut clairement distinguer les sommets enneigés de la Cordillère des Andes. Nous continuons à faire le maximum de trajets à pied ... et oui nous avons le temps alors profitons-en ! ^^

    Entre deux empanadas (ou deux Paltas, les avocats chiliens), nous alternons visite de la ville et nos premières rencontres pour notre projet. Ca démarre plutôt bien puisque nous allons pouvoir visiter 2 voir 3 sites dans le désert d'Atacama que nous rejoignons à partir de jeudi.
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  • Day33

    Nach knapp vier Stunden Flug landen wir in Santiago de Chile. Unser erster Eindruck: alles ist bedeutend europäischer als in Kolumbien. Es gibt einen geregelten Straßenverkehr, Bussen kann man nur an vorgesehenen Plätzen zusteigen, die Preise sind ähnlich wie in Deutschland. Auf unserem Weg ins Zentrum fällt uns die weitläufige Landschaft auf, umringt von Bergen, die zum Teil mit Schnee bedeckt sind. Die Menschen sind sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich, so dass es wir ohne Probleme unsere Casa erreichen und todmüde ins Bett fallen.

    Am nächsten Tag besorgen wir uns eine Campingausrüstung und trennen uns von einem Teil des bisherigen Gepäcks. Der Komfort hat ein Ende, jetzt geht es um's Überleben in der Natur ;-)
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  • Day2

    Nous sommes allés visiter le musée d'art Précolombien de Santiago. Nous avons vu des œuvres datant de la préhistoire jusqu'à l'arrivée des conquistadors. Sur l'un des panneaux d'explications, nous avons vu une phrase qui nous a marqués : les Incas considéraient que l'or était la sueur du soleil et l'argent, les larmes de la lune. Les Incas ont envahi tout l'ouest de l'Amérique du Sud vers 1500. Ils ont repris l'art et les traditions des peuples conquis.

    Olivier

    Les méso-Amérindiens, pendant les siècles autour de JC, représentaient le dieu soleil avec de grands yeux, un nez aquilin et des incisives en forme de T. La nuit, ce dernier traversait le pays des démons. À ce moment là il se transformait en jaguar.

    Amélie
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  • Day71

    La Parva 1

    September 19 in Chile

    Zufahrt nur mit Schneeketten erlaubt (Polizei-Kontrollposten)
    wir mußten Welche am Berg für 10.000 Peso ausleihen
    im Skizentrum im August Maria Riesch mit deutscher Ski-Nationalmannschaft zum Training für kommende Saison

  • Day34

    Santiago, Chile

    November 26, 2017 in Chile

    Today started on a rough note.We docked in San Antonio, a rough looking industrial port. Barb Trodd has a bad case of the cold and elected to see the ship's doctor. The rest of us headed out to meet our Tours by Locals guide on a misty, overcast and cool day. Victor Hugo (the guide) was late due to traffic problems and when he arrived, advised that we should change our plans and go to Santiago, rather than Valparaiso. His reasoning was that Valparaiso was due to have foggy and rainy weather all day so the touring would be pour. Santiago, the capital city, was forecast to have sunny and hot weather. So, despite our disappointment, we decided to take his recommendation.

    In the end, this turned out to be a good choice. Wendy and I, in particular liked Santiago and felt that it would warrant a return, multi-day trip.

    Santiago is the capital of Chile and is a very attractive city. It's 49 public parks (which are watered year round) have a wide variety of tress and flowers. As we were visiting on a beautiful Sunday, they were well used by the city's 8 million people. The people we saw appeared prosperous. Lots of families and very few street people. During the day, this is a safe city to walk in as there is a heavy presence of Carbineros (armed police officers), who, according to our guide, did not accept bribes. Noteworthy in South America, I guess. Definitely noteworthy is that over 50% of the Carbineros are women.

    Santiago was founded in 1541 by the Spanish and built following a street grid model. A river ran through the centre of the city was eventually re-routed and the river bed was used to create a wide boulevard that crosses the whole city. In addition to at least 2 lanes of traffic in each direction, it has a park-like boulevard for it's entire length. 47 districts have developed within the city, each with its own mayor! Hard to believe, but the mayors must work together to address common needs. It seems to be working as the streets, sidewalks, parks, monuments etc all seem to be in good condition and well maintained. Web saw very little litter or graffiti.

    Many of the neighborhoods have specialties such as specific products (for example shoes or women's clothing), restaurants and nightclubs, upper class housing and so on. Of course, ground zero is the Playa de Armas where the Spanish founded the city. Here, as in much of the downtown core, there is a mix of ultra modern buildings and Colonial structures (with a distinct Spanish look). Some of the modern buildings have unique facades. This mix makes for a visually interesting city.

    Behind the Presidential palace, now an administrative building, we watched the changing of the guard. It was a ceremony with soldiers, horses, and a band and very reminiscent of the ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

    But it was the flowers everywhere that I will remember the most. We finished our tour in the lovely Estacia Santa Lucia which is a part at the highest city point. The profusion of trees and flowers, and the care taken with the gardens was unlike any we had seen elsewhere in South America. When we climbed to the highest point and looked out over the city with the Andes in the distance, Wendy commented that it reminded her of Vancouver. I had to agree.
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  • Day113

    Santiago

    October 31 in Chile

    Abends zum Konzert „Hellowin“

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