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Goodbye Argentina :-( Hello Chile!


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Day 33- Friday 5.4.13
Welcome to Chile!

Sunrise

Sunrise

So an early start of 5.30 to catch 7am bus! Lovely drive through the Andes, more amazing scenery- don't think we will ever get used to it.

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Crossing the border took a while as the whole bus needed to go through, Laurence and I got back on the bus once we thought it had finished and we were politely waved off the bus again by a border official as we needed to get our bags checked!

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Arrived in Santiago after 8 or so hours!
Lovely apartments we are staying in while we learn Spanish. Head to the supermarket so we can cook some nice dinner.
A lot of the people on the wine tour were talking about a festival in Santiago called Lollapalooza, after a lot of deliberation we decide to try and get tickets for this in the morning :-)
Another hour behind the UK now 5 hours different.

Day 34- Saturday 6.4.13
Santiago
A quiet day, we check out a huge shopping mall up the road. It is weird coming from Argentina which does not have many international brands to a city with very familiar western brands. We decide not to go to the festival and try and get The Cure tickets for next weekend instead.
Chill out in the apartment, think we need to catch up on ourselves after last couple of weeks.
tickets! Hooray

tickets! Hooray

Day 35- Sunday 7.4.13
Santiago
Wake up to band practice next door! Then realise it is the Santiago marathon happening right outside our apartment! We are going to go check it out.
Have a lovely wander round the marathon. There is a stage at 37km mark right outside our apartment. So hang around there watching all the runners. Then walk up to about kilometre 40 where there is more music and people - a lovely atmosphere. Then head back for lunch. We go a different way and end up walking twice the distance- in very hot weather! And it is their autumn!
Chill in the apartment for the afternoon, looking up what to do in Santiago for the rest of the week.

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