Walking around Santiago

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Shoe shops for Rachel

 

I’ve given up on the idea of taking the bus to Calama so went to the Lan office in town.  It’s the first time that I’ve been into the city area which is a short walk from the unit.  I tried to buy a ticket from the Chilean website but it didn’t like my data and the Australian website wanted $309, at least $100 more that the Chilean one.  The ticket ended up costing me USD209 and I bought a return ticket because it was approximately ½ the price of the one way ticket; go figure!  It was Jose who told me about this strange “special” price.

 

Got my sunglasses fixed as the screw had fallen out; no charge.  There was a whole row of glasses shops, also a whole row of shoe shops and I immediately thought of Rachel.

More shoe shops for Rachel
 

 

Museums are closed on a Monday but I walked quite a long way to Palacio Cousens, which was recommended by Jose, but also closed.  By then I was very hungry so went back into the city and had lunch at Duri Sushi, only because it was the closest restaurant that I found.  The food was very nice but only well off Chileans could eat here; lots of suits and ties.  Four hot mini sushi were served first (free) and I bought tempura prawns (8) and two glasses of red.  Around AUD25.

 

Walked back to the unit, had a rest.  As I had a late lunch I didn’t need any tea.  Fiddled around with puter, talked to Jose.

 

I haven’t had any jetlag whatsoever, which is very convenient. I love Santiago and feel at home here; that doesn’t mean that I would want to live here.  You really should come to South America and stay with Jose!  It’s a totally different experience.

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Shoe shops for Rachel
Shoe shops for Rachel
More shoe shops for Rachel
More shoe shops for Rachel
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