Walking around Santiago
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Iâ€™ve given up on the idea of taking the bus to Calama so went to the Lan office in town. Itâ€™s the first time that Iâ€™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 didnâ€™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 Â˝ the price of the one way ticket; go figure! It was Jose who told me about this strange â€śspecialâ€ť 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.
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 didnâ€™t need any tea. Fiddled around with puter, talked to Jose.
I havenâ€™t had any jetlag whatsoever, which is very convenient. I love Santiago and feel at home here; that doesnâ€™t mean that I would want to live here. You really should come to South America and stay with Jose! Itâ€™s a totally different experience.