11 hour flight and we still arrive 5 hours earlier than we departed!!
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After recovering from the longest day of my life we began to explore Santiago. On our first day in Santiago the little spanish we speak got us in a sticky situation. We ordered tea with milk but got a cup of hot milk with a tea bag in. The funnist cuppa I´ve ever had!!
Whilst in Santiago we managed to do most of the tourist attractions it had to offer. We climbed a mini mountain called Santa Lucia, where we got a great view of the city and the smog!! On our second day we got a bit arty and headed to an art gallery to see an exhibition of Picasso, Miro and Goya. We ended the day with a group of people from our hostel including Ash (The guy we flew with from NZ) in a restaurant called The Fat Cow, it sounded a far more classy name in Spanish!! Later in the week we also visited an other art gallery.
During our time in Santiago we also got the chance to experience some of the real Chile. The day after we arrived protests began in Santiago. Mainly university students but also some school children and teachers protesting over the possibility of having to pay university exam fees.
All in all we had a brilliant time in Santiago. Made especially great by the people we met in our hostel and the fun we had with them. Safe travels to all!!