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  • Day3

    Day 1 - Continued

    December 29, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    After resting at the hotel, we went up to the hotel's terrace bar for a drink. From the seventh floor terrace, we had a view of the Cerro Santa Lucia (Saint Lucia Hill) just a few hundred feet from the hotel entrance, Cerro San Cristobal (Saint Christopher Hill), the east side of the city, and the Andes rising further east. Santiago is plagued by smog, which is quite bad in winter (July to September) but not too bad now. Gail ordered a Pisco Sour, the national drink. Pisco is a liquor made from Muscat grapes and taste a bit like grappa or tequila. The Sour is a mixed drink with lemon juice and a dash of bitters. There were a smattering of other guests and I picked out Spanish, Portuguese, and French as well as English among the different tables.

    We headed over to the Lastarria neighborhood. This is the "bohemian" area with many restaurants, street vendors, street performers and boutique shops on the other side (east) of Cerro Santa Lucia. We heard the drums long before we got there. As we came to Lastarria street, we passed a troop of folk dancers performing on the corner to their drums. The vendors had there wares set up on tables or laid out on the ground. For sale they had books, antiques, trinkets, marijuana brownies, small art works, and much more. Moving along the street, packed with Friday night revelers, were mobile vendors with paper birds that flutter in the breeze. On other corners buskers playing and singing music from classical violin to Queen. The restaurants were packed but we found a place and had a great ceviche and a clam chowder. We wandered back to the hotel in the twilight - it's summer here and the days don't get dark until about 9:00 pm. It had been a long day without much night so we went to bed about 10:30 - early by Chilean standards.
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  • Day48

    Santiago - Stadttour und BBQ

    February 17, 2017 in Chile

    Wir sind gestern mit einem Guide und lauter Touris durch die Stadt gelaufen und haben uns mal ein bisschen was über die Geschichte Chiles angehört, während wir die wichtigsten Gebäude und Wahrzeichen gesehen haben. War gut!

    Abends waren wir dann bei Nina und Gonzalo zum chilenischem BBQ mit internationalen Gästen. Es war grandios!
    Starker Sonnenuntergang, lecker Rotwein und Piscola, bestes Essen und super Gesellschaft. Das Leben ist schön.
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  • Day69

    Santiago de Chile

    November 3, 2016 in Chile

    In Santiago de Chile we had the pleasure to meet Reto, a friend of Chrigi from work. He already lives one year abroad as a german teacher and he invited us to stay in his flat. He and his lovely german girlfriend Anni created a to-do-booklet for us, which was a great idea! Like this we got to see lot of places and tasted lots of typical food & drinks.

    Mission (nearly) accomplished:
    - eat Completo Italiano (hot dog with tomato, mayonnaise & avocado)
    - eat Empanada Pino (empanada with meat, onion, egg and olive)
    - eat Sopaipilla on a street (fried pumpkin bread)
    - eat Ceviche (already done in Peru; raw fish)
    - eat Chorillana (already done in San Pedro; dish with fries, sausages, meat & onions)
    - eat Pebre (bread with red pepper paste)
    - eat Alfajores (chilean cookies)
    - eat Super 8 (chilean "Kägifrett")
    - drink Terremoto (cocktail with wine and pineapple ice cream)
    - drink Pisco (already done several times ;)
    - drink Piscola (Pisco with Coca Cola)
    - drink chilean Wine
    - drink Mote con Huesillo (sweet drink made from wheat & peaches)
    - ride the Metro at rush hour
    - join a Free City Walking Tour
    - visit the park Forestal
    - eat an ice cream at Barrio Lastarria
    - visit Sanhatten (lookalike Manhatten of Santiago)
    - drink local beer (our favorite is Kunstmann miel)
    - visit Plaza des Armas (main square)
    - visit Cerro San Cristobal (hill with a nice view all over the city)
    - enjoy the view over the whole city on Sky Costanera (is with its more than 300m the highest bilding in South Amerika)
    - having a drink on the roof-top-bar of the W-Hotel by night
    - visit the Mall Costanera
    - visit the vegetable market La Vega
    - visit the market Mercado Central
    - visit the market Bio Bio (huge market where you can find everything very cheap)
    - have a drink in La Piojera (local bar)
    - buy caramelised peanuts on the street
    - buy two local fruits called Lucuma and Chirimoya

    Unfortunately we couldn't finish the to-do-list but we saw quite a lot in this short time!

    A big thank you to Anni and Reto for the good time we had in Santiago de Chile!
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  • Day108

    Hostel Egali Santiago

    January 15, 2018 in Chile

    The Hostel Egali was just about a km from the Swedish Embassy in a nice neighborhood. The room was a mixed dormitory. It was neat and clean with personal lockers for everyone. It checked in and went for a walk to get my bearings around the place. Everything in the city was closed. All shops, commercial centres, restaurants... everything. All due to pope's visit. Finally found one place that was open. Had my dinner and came back to sleep early. It was going to be a long day next day.Read more

  • Day42


    October 23, 2018 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Leider klappt es mit dem Verschieben des Rückflugs nicht und so ist Brigitte ein Häufchen Elend, weil es nichts mit Robbie Williams im Santiago wird. Da helfen auch die vielen bunten Graffitis, die Strassenkünstler, das baldige Weihnachtsfest (in Kombination mit dem hier kommenden Frühling fühlt es sich seltsam an) und das leckere Essen nichts. Immerhin schmeckt es heute wieder!Read more

  • Day9

    Saturday of first week

    August 25, 2018 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Been so busy this week school in the mornings and an excursion every afternoon. On Monday the museum that was closed. Tuesday to the biggest shopping centre in Santiago but did not buy anything. On Wednesday to ride on the cable carto see The Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception on San Cristóbal Hill is onee of the principal places of worship , as well as being an icon of Santiago, Chile. It is notable in particular for a large statue of the Immaculate Conception, which is located at the summit of San Cristóbal Hill, some 863 meters above sea level. The virgin del carmen is seen as the protector of chile.

    On Thursday we were shown and helped prepare Ceviche also cebiche, seviche or sebiche, is a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají, chili peppers or other seasonings including chopped onions, salt, and cilantro.

    The ceviche was served with fresh bread and tasted wonderful.

    On Friday of to vineyards to see the wine making process at Concha y Toro. Concha y Toro is the largest producer of wines from Latin America and is one of the global leaders in its field. It is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. When first established robbers came to steal the wine barrels. To stop the robber from coming again the owner put out a story saying that satin lived in the cellars. Well it worked and no more barrels disappeared.

    Today Saturday went Isla del Negra one of Pablo Neruda's three houses in Chile. Pablo was a famous poet winning the Nobel Peace Prize he also represented Chile in diplomatic roles. La casa is located at Isla Negra, a coastal area of El Quisco commune, located about 45 km south of Valparaíso and 96 km west of Santiago. It was his favorite house and where he and his third wife, Matilde Urrutia, spent the majority of their time in Chile. Neruda, a lover of the sea and all things maritime, built the home to resemble a ship with low ceilings, creaking wood floors, and narrow passageways. A passionate collector, every room has a different collection of bottles, ship figureheads, maps, ships in bottles, and an impressive array of shells, which are located in their own "Under the Sea" room.
    Had a good look over the ocean but could not see Australia. Also went to small town Pomaire a market for tourist very enjoyable. Pic 1 pomaire
    Pic 2 Isla del Negra
    Pic 3 concha y Toro
    Pic 4 ceviche
    Pic 5 virgin del carmen
    Pic 6 professors escuela
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  • Day3

    Endlich in Santiago

    November 12, 2017 in Chile

    Ein Hoch auf rauschunterdrückende Kopfhörer! So sind die 13,5h Langstrecke super ruhig vergangen. Hab mir günstige Hörer um ca. 45,- gekauft und die sind einfach nur empfehlenswert.
    Die Einreise nach Chile hat alles in allem 2h gedauert (mit Pass und Kofferkontrolle). Hab dann ein Sammeltaxi direkt zu meiner Unterkunft genommen und muss sagen: Glück gehabt! Die Wohnung hat sogar einen Portier 😜 das Zimmer ist klein, aber fein- da werd ich mich die nächsten 10 Wochen sicher wohl fühlen. Meine Gastgeber sind total sympathisch und wie es der Zufall so will wohnt hier noch eine 2. Maria aus Kanada. Bin schon gespannt was der restliche Tag noch so bringt 🇨🇱Read more

  • Day4

    1. Schultag

    November 13, 2017 in Chile

    Um 08:00 ging’s los mit einem Einstufungstest. Hab ihn mir einmal kurz angesehen und dann gleich gewusst das wird nix. Bin also wie erwarte bei den blutigen Anfängern. Ich hab jeden Tag 2h Konversation und 2h Grammatik. In Konversation haben wir echt schon einiges gemacht und ich war kurzzeitig etwas geflasht wie schnell hier alles geht. Aber die Lehrer und auch die Mitschüler sind super nett! Am Abend gab‘s dann ein welcome Dinner mit neuen und 'alten' Schülern. War echt nicht schlecht, es gab gutes Essen und guten Rotwein 😉 (zum Glück fängt die Schule erst um 9 an).
    Es is unglaublich cool mit so vielen verschiedenen Nationen auf einem Haufen zusammen zu sein: USA, Brasilien, Frankreich, Deutschland, Schweiz, Kanada,... so kann ich mein Englisch auch wieder verbessern (bis halt mein Spanisch besser wird).

    Let the second day begin
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  • Day5


    November 14, 2017 in Chile

    Die Stadt is wirklich verdammt cool! Konnte heute das erste mal mit ein paar Mitschülern durch die Straßen laufen. Es is einfach so schön hier und das Wetter mit fast 30° ein Traum.
    Der Unterricht war heute leicht überfordernd, aber ich seh’s positiv. Die schmeißen einen komplett ins kalte Wasser, doch so wird das hoffentlich schnell was 😉
    Hier ein paar Fotos von der Schule und meiner direkten Umgebung. Bin leider noch nicht zu mehr gekommen. War heute Abend noch in einer coolen Bar und hatte einen verdammt guten Mojito (Bild)
    Das können die Chilenen 😉
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  • Day7

    Die erste Woche

    November 16, 2017 in Chile

    Hatte jetzt nun schon 4 Tage Unterricht und muss sagen, langsam bleibt was hängen. Wenn man wirklich jeden Tag mit der Sprache und native speakern zusammen ist is das wirklich hilfreich.
    Trotzdem war ich heute in 2 Gesprächen auf der Straße verwickelt wo ich nicht genau wusste, was sie von mir wollten 😅 aber naja das wird sicher noch!
    Morgen is schon Freitag und die erste Woche is rum - Wahnsinn!
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Providencia, QOV, Providentia, Провиденсия

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