Chile
Santa Lucia Hill

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  • Day32

    Pünktlich zu unserem ersten Reise-Jubiläum haben wir unser Penthouse in Santiago bezogen (nota bene for free, zumindest hoffen wir das immer noch). So ist dieser Post auch nicht viel mehr als ein kleiner Video-Gruss zum Jubiläum, denn wir vermissen Euch alle, auch wenn man uns das weder ansieht noch anmerkt. Das zweite (Gruss-)Video hatte nicht wirklich ein Konzept und trotzdem hat es jemanden aus dem Konzept gebracht. Wir hatten denn auch schon eine Flasche Rotwein intus, als wir uns zu lokalem Spumante und Zigarre aufs Roof-Top begaben ...Read more

  • Day1

    En transit à Santiago, Chili

    March 6, 2017 in Chile

    Estamos ahora en Santiago de Chile. Visitamos el cerro Santa Lucía : es bonito. Vemos todo la ciudad. Después visitamos el Mercado Central, la Moneda y la Plaza de Armas. Compramos zapatos, relojes y comidas.
    Amélie

    Gustó empanadas:
    Napolitana
    Con queso
    Con jamón
    Con carné
    Con atun
    Con tomates
    Estamos en un piso, con una piscina sobre la casa. Gustó muchos de bañar.
    Hablo bien español.
    Olivier

  • Day3

    Bocanariz Vinobar

    April 8 in Chile

    After feeling very sleepy and lazing around for a few hours, I finally took myself out for dinner and so glad that I did!

    Mark this spot all good food and wine lovers * BOCANÁRIZ vinobar *

    Friendly and knowledgeable staff, chill vibes, great interior design accommodating to both groups and solo eaters, HUGE selection of Chilean wines & a VERY interesting food menu - love how they categorise their dishes by different tastes.

    I ordered
    Conger eel confit, creamy black rice, mushroom mix & garlic & red chili purée
    with the Arboleda Pinot Noir from Aconcagua Valley
    So full of flavours & textures in every bite and sip😍
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  • Day3

    Cerro santa lucia

    April 8 in Chile

    Lovingly landscaped little hill overlooking the vast city... initially done by prisoners in 1872

    A Spanish speaking lady asked me for a selfie with her and she took a picture of me while I was like “si si si😶”

    Ref
    http://www.santiagocapital.cl/fichas/home/cerro-santa-lucia/

  • Day7

    Hola Santiago!

    March 16, 2017 in Chile

    Nachdem wir sehr herzlich vom Team vom Hostel Costa Azul verabschiedet wurden (sehr zu empfehlen!) haben wir uns auf den Weg nach Santiago gemacht. Auto außerhalb abgestellt, mit der Bahn rein und fix im Hostel eingecheckt - danach haben wir uns in das lebendige Getummel von Santiago gestürzt. Was soll man sagen - viel Sonne, viel Wärme und wie immer viele Menschen und Autos. Nachdem wir in einem schönen Park mitten in der Stadt empandas zum Mittag hatten, sind wir zum Cerro con Cristobal, einem Berg mitten in der Stadt. Glücklicherweise kann man mit einer Seilbahn hinauffahren, was uns dann einen tollen Blick über die Stadt und die Anden in der Ferne beschert hat. Den Tag lassen wir im Hostel mit leckeren pisco sours in verschiedenen Varianten ausklingen. Salute!Read more

  • Day2

    Back at Ines'

    April 7 in Chile

    So I got back at around 6 or 7ish
    And was so tired that I fell asleep
    And I woke to this busker right below my bedroom window
    Kinda cool heyyy

    Chatted a bit more with my hosts afterwards
    Ines and Paulina asked for photos
    After taking the photo, Ines pointed at herself and said to me: mama Ines
    Ahhh sweeeeeet :)

  • Day37

    Santiago

    May 9, 2017 in Chile

    Our bus to Santiago was at 9am so we awoke to an early alarm. It's not actually that far from Mendoza so we didn't need an overnight bus. By not far I mean it was only 7 hours which seems like nothing to us now.

    We had been told that the journey to Santiago would be really nice as it takes you through the mountains however we didn't expect it to be as beautiful as it was. For hours all we could see were snow capped mountains, it was amazing. The roads were narrow and wound themselves through the mountains. On some of the downhill bits, we had to take a few deep breaths though as the bus got very close to the edge!

    I mentioned earlier that the journey was only meant to be 7 hours however that does not factor in the ridiculous amount of time it takes you to get across the border. Whilst the border crossing from Brazil to Argentina consisted of a quick stamp in the passport and putting your bags through a scanner that no one was monitoring, took less than 5 minutes, the Chilean border was a whole different kettle of fish.

    First you have to queue up to get your passport stamped and then you have to wait for them to get all the bags off the bus so they can be scanned. There were 2 coaches in front of us and they only do one coach at a time so this took forever. After the luggage in the hold had gone through we were all lined up like cattle with our hand luggage which then also had to go through the scanners. After what felt like an eternity we were allowed back on the bus and sent on our merry way.

    When we eventually arrived in Santiago, and after Simon got called a gringo (followed by something in Spanish which I have a suspicion wasn't very nice) by the luggage man for not tipping (apparently you have to tip the guy who passes you your luggage from the bus, which seems absolutely ludicrous as he literally passes you your bag and therefore no different they getting your shopping out of the boot of your car) we navigated our way to the subway and headed towards our hostel. We are staying in an 8 bed dorm here however the place is huge and the dorm is split into 2 parts so it's really not that bad at all.
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  • Day40

    Day 4 - Santiago

    May 12, 2017 in Chile

    We are really enjoying slowing down a bit and taking some time to explore the city. It is also helping us cut back on the spending.

    In the morning we visited the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, another recommendation of Franco's. The museum reflects on the human rights abuse that took place under the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet between 1973 and 1990. The museum is free to walk around but everything is in Spanish so we decided to pay for the audio guides. We are so glad we did and we learnt so much. It is truly terrifying to learn about the terrible things that were still happening in our lifetimes.

    After a couple of the hours at the museum and perhaps feeling a little emotionally exhausted, we went for a stroll around a nearby park and watched the ducks before heading to the bus station to purchase tickets for the next leg of our adventure.

    We weren't entirely sure where we going to go next when we got to the bus station however after checking out our options and the costs, we opted for San Pedro de Atacama. Unfortunately there were no bed seats left so we have a 24 coach journey to look forward to with semi reclining seats!

    We were pretty hungry by this point so headed back to Plaza de Armas to grab some food for lunch. When on the tour, Franco told us about a traditional Chilean dish, the pino empanada. This is an empanada with meat, onion a boiled egg and an olive so we both decided to have one for lunch. It sounds a bit strange but it actually tasted pretty good. You have to watch out for the olive though as they don't take the stone out.

    We then spent the next hour or so people watching in Plaza de Armas. There is so much going on, it can keep you entertained for hours.
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  • Day39

    Day 3 - Santiago

    May 11, 2017 in Chile

    Today we decided to have a cultural day and visit some of the museums that Franco showed us on the walking tour.

    We started at the Pre-Columbia Art Museum and ended up staying there for hours. Simon and I (especially Simon) sometimes get a bit bored when looking round museums but this one was really interesting. The exhibits were great and we learnt a lot about the Mapuche culture and other indigenous people of Chile.

    After the museum, we grabbed ourselves some rolls and cream cheese (staple traveller lunch) before heading out again for some more sightseeing.

    We strolled over to the Bellavista district which is the hipster area of Santiago that we had briefly visited on our tour, and had a wander around Santa Lucia Hill. At the top there is a castle and when the weather is good it's a great viewpoint to see the city and the surrounding mountains. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been great so we didn't get the picturesque views we had hoped for. There were some pretty sketchy steps up to the look out though (very steep, narrow and slippery). Miraculous I managed to get down in one piece. Simon however slipped down a number of steps on his bottom!

    After the park we headed to the poet, Pablo Neruda's house, La Chascona. Pablo built the house for his secret love Matilde Urrita back in 1953. Pablo named the house after Matilde's crazy red hair (chascona means wild mane of hair in Chilean Spanish).

    When entering his home we were given audio guides which told us about the different rooms as we walked around. Pablo had a very quirky style so the house was fascinating to walk around. He was a great collector so there are loads of random bits and pieces all over the house. Pablo loved the sea, but being unable to swim and therefore never going in it, he based his house on a ship. There is a bar in the house which was from an old French ship as well as a long galley like dining room. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take pictures inside. I think I am going to have to read some of his poetry now!

    After a very busy day of sightseeing and cultural stuff, we grabbed some bits for dinner and headed back to the hostel. Today's culinary delight was spaghetti bolognese accompanied by a £2 bottle of Chilean wine (we love that it is so cheap over here).
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  • Day78

    Terraza Caupolican

    December 16, 2017 in Chile

    A bit above the Terraza Neptuno is the Terraza Caupolican. It is a big open space with a view to the city center. Santiago is a mix of tall, old communist buildings and very modern glass buildings all within the same place. There is an ornate gate at the top of the stairs opening into the terrace.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Santa Lucia Hill, Cerro Santa Lucía

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