I Arrived!!!!

Santiago Travel Blog

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The cathedral in Plaza de Armas (the main plaza in town).

Well after a nine and a half hour flight I made it to Santiago and to the family I am staying with.  They have a nice apartment and I have my own bathroom and bedroom.  The woman is about 42 and her daughter is away for the winter at dentistry school.  I think she speaks English, but refuses to speak it with me. So I will learn some Spanish or I will starve.

The flight coming in was pretty cool with mountains just peaking above the fog as we arrived in Santiago. The view in the distance is also nice from the city because it is surrounded by mountains, but the city seems pretty boring to look at and there are not many tourists here.  It is Sunday so maybe I will give it a few more days before my final judgement.  Tomorow will be a holiday for some saint, but I will go to the Spanish school for the first time.

Other answers to the normal questions..

it is pretty cold.  I wore a sweatshirt and a fleece when i left to start walking around town this morning, but now by mid-afternoon it is a bit too much. 

The bathrooms don´t have seats, but for 35 cents they will give you some toilet paper to use (but not much)

ok...i can´t write any more...need to get back and get some sleep as only got 5 hours on the plane and 5 hours the night before.  I will add pictures later.

kmoeddel says:
Looks like you're having a great time. Get home safe!
Posted on: Jul 30, 2007
Kris10elizabeth says:
Very Joe. "Or I will starve"
I love it. Have fun...and remember that when you go to thailand they don't typically have toilet seats either. AND....BRING YOUR OWN CHARMIN!!!
Posted on: Jul 11, 2007
dwsmith1000 says:
Where are the monkeys?
Posted on: Jul 09, 2007
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