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wehl’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 05 Nov 2006

Location: Santiago, Chile

MapArrived into Santiago in the afternoon where we were met by Phoebe + Tim´s friends Jorge and Marcella. A very soft landing for us, as we are staying with them for a couple of days before heading down to the Lakes district of Chile.
Spent the next 2 days seeing the sights of Santiago and enjoying Jorge and Marcella´s generous company.

Activities included:
< visit to Parque Metropolitano including a cable car ride up to the huge white statue of Virgin Mary that overlooks the city
< seeing the older part of Santiago city including the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Natural History Museum of South East America, local fish markets (eww) and the beautiful Parque Quinta Normal - a very old, elevated garden and ruin above the city

Caught the overnight bus to Pucon on Tuesday night (THE most comfortable bus - the seats are like beds)