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Pudahuel

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day86

    Flying without passport and tickets

    December 24, 2017 in Chile

    The flight departure was at 8 am so we woke up early around 5 and got ready. We ordered a taxi to the airport. While we waited for the taxi to arrive, we picked up some of the food stuff from the breakfast table. That's when Hristo realized that the 2nd set of tickets had not arrived in the mail. We decided to get that fixed at the airport office of the airline. At the airport we were not able to find the office for the airline. We checked at the information booth and were told that they didn't have an office at the airport since it was a low cost airline.
    The bag drop had started by this time and we jist stood in the que and waited our turn. It was Christmas eve and all the ground staff was wearing Santa caps or red reindeer horns. It was very festive.
    We reached our turn in the queue and told the attendant about the issue with the tickets. She told that she was just the ground staff and did not work for the airline. We would need to call the call center and get it fixed. We called the call center but all the menus and options were in Spanish. We requested the lady at the counter to help us. She first said that she needed to continue with the checkin but then smiled and then took the phone from us and decided to help out 😊
    After a few minutes, she was able to connect to a customer care representative and asked if they could help us in English. He informed that he didn't speak English so she continued with helping us while they opened another counter to check in the other people behind us. The Xmas magic was happening!! 😊😊😊

    After talking and confirming with us a few things, she managed to get our tickets done. That's when we told her we have yet another problem that I don't have my passport since it was stolen but that I have a slip with the FIR number. She looked at it and was fine with me traveling. That was fantastic 😁

    Soon we were checked in and ready to fly. The flight left at around 8 am and landed in Puerto Montt around 9:30 am.
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  • Day74

    City Express Santiago

    December 12, 2017 in Chile

    We checked on booking.com and found the cheapest one of them fully booked so we decided to go to the City Express hotel nearby. They had rooms available there. It was about 1200 SEK which was quite a bit on the higher side but they included breakfast starting at 4:30 am and a free airport shuttle.
    We stayed there for the night and had our dinner before sleeping off.

  • Day1

    Journée chiliage à Santiago !

    January 20, 2017 in Chile

    Réveil musclé après notre folle soirée !
    Nous nous dépêchons de préparer nos affaires pour profiter de la piscine et aller faire quelques courses au supermarché. Nous nous préparons une merveilleuse salade de tomates et d'avocat, bien copieuse! Puis on s'installe au bord de la piscine et on se dit qu'on s'aime et que les bisounours c'est super cool tout ça.
    On change d'hôtel ce soir parce que le prix de la chambre augmente ici en fin de semaine (17dollars). Sac à dos en place, on se dirige vers le métro station Los Heroes et on traverse des rues aux bâtiments couverts de tags. Comme dit Anne, "c'est un peu comme un musée à ciel ouvert" et ça nous change de l'Asie. Arrivée à la station Baqueño (quartier de Bellavista où on était sorties la veille), nous marchons jusqu'au Santiago Hostal et à la réception, on nous dit qu'il n'y a pas de cuisine et qu'on ne peut donc pas se préparer nos spaghettis achetées le matin même ! En revanche, les lits superposés sont magiques, draps blancs, propres et confort max.
    Sur la terrasse de l'auberge, on croise un américain(de Boston) et une française, Laure, qui vit à Paris et qui est partie seule depuis le mois de Novembre. Laure était diététicienne à Paris et elle ne se sentait pas en accord avec le rôle qu'on lui demandait de tenir, elle qui aspirait à une approche plus humaine dans le rapport aux patients. De l'auberge, on entend de la musique, on sort pour aller voir ce qui s'y passe et on s'achète des burgers au soja dans la rue, on negocie les 4 pour 2000 (au lieu de 2400) comme des rapias puis on retourne dans notre chez nous éphémère et on recroise Laure avec qui on discute jusqu'à 2h. Belle rencontre!
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  • Day2

    Day 2 Santiago in transit

    February 28 in Chile

    On our body clock it is 3am, however in real time we have just left OZ. The flight was eventful - just before push back someone fell ill and was removed from the flight - it took ages for the luggage to be found, so one hour 15 minutes later we left Sydney. The flight was a rehearsal for the Drake Passage, the turbulence were the worst we have experienced - even worse than landing in Darwin during the wet. To top things off a passenger across the aisle had a medical experience - thankfully the plane was full of doctors travelling to the Antartica for a medical conference. We are still in high spirits.Read more

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Pudahuel, PUD

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