Last stop in South America!
16.01.2007 - 21.01.2007 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.
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
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.