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Santiago

Last stop in South America!

sunny 29 °C

We had 6 days left in South America, and they were spent in Santiago the capital of Chile.

We booked ourselves into a rather nice apart hotel with a mini kitchen
so we could cook for ourselves. The room had a great view of the city with the Andes in the background. It really is quite surreal having a large city with the back ground of the mountains, and yet the coast was only 2 hours away.
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The lucky residents have the benefit of great skiing and snowboarding in winter and the coast nearby for summer!

For a few days we checked out the city, exploring the various districts and getting the cable car up to the Cerro San Cristobal, which is a put basically a hill looking over the city with great views, oh and a rather large Virgin Mary statue!

Statue of the Virgin Mary on Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago, Chile
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Nice pic here of two virgins!!!!

To be honest whilst we were in Santiago our minds were focused on planning for New Zealand and sending back-up cds and other items back to the UK so there really was not much to write about.

Posted by robandem 07:50 Archived in Chile Tagged backpacking

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