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  • Day78

    Christmas in Santiago :-)

    December 25, 2017 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    We arrived in Santiago in the afternoon of the 24th to spend the Christmas holidays in this beautiful city. 🌴🎄🌵

    The flight and arrival in Santiago was easy enough. After checking in to the hotel we went for a little walk and then started to make dinner plans. We were not really in the mood for the hotel Christmas dinner, so we decided to go for sushi for our Christmas meal. 🍣🍱

    That wasn’t so easy, though, because most places closed early on Christmas Eve. Consequently, we spent an hour finding a good sushi place that was open and would still deliver to our hotel. Luckily we found one and had a great sushi Christmas feast :-)

    On the 25th, we moved hotel (from one gifted night from Bertram’s brother Rudi to another one at a different hotel from Anna’s mother Gabi). Before doing so, however, we made good use of the rooftop pool! 🏊‍♀️ 😎

    Having moved, we took a stroll through the Barrio Bellas Artes and took in some of the flair of Santiago, including watching the casual Salsa dancers on the Plaza de Armas.

    Santiago is really quite different to the cities in Latin America we visited so far. It is by far the most “western” and developed city, that feels like a fusion of San Francisco and New York (it even has a district called “Sanhatten” - a mix of Santiago and Manhattan, where you can find the tallest skyscrapers of Latin America and the second largest skyscraper of the Southern Hemisphere).
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