More Sanitago! January

January 6, 2017

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We walked through a beautiful open air market.

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Orange juice freshly squeezed before your eyes.

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A chapel in the Cathedral in Santiago. John Paul II prayed here for peace.

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Outside one of the government buildings a protest was held by some of the indigenous peoples.

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The women wore no tops, they were smeared with what looked like mud.

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The man was wearing an outfit that looked like an animal.

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This is a building in a building. There were a number of pop up craft sellers.

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Our guide Juan Pablo explained how bridges and buildings were made with clay, eggs and water.

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We tried a local favorite. It had peaches, some kind of tea and grain.

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The cart and the seller making out treat.

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It was sweet but very tasty. I hope I don’t get sick!

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We took a drive up one of the highest peaks in Santiago. It was very smoggy.

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Best times for views are in August when it rains.

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There were flamingos being fed by a young girl.

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The carp were so big they looked like hogs!
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This is the ritzy section of Santiago. There were lots of swans but I guess I didn’t take any pictures with my iPhone.
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Lunch at the Ritz Carlton. It feels good to rest and get out of the sun. The picture below is our view at lunch.
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View from our hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton!

Our trip to South America

Join Steve and I on a three week trip to South America. January 5, 2017-January 28, 2017

Steve looking a little bit worried. Pre departure Champagne and room temperature nuts. This is a Dreamliner so the colors in the ceiling are supposed to change during the flight. The ceiling lights appear to be purple and rose. Although the photo shows pink and orange. Not sure if they changed already or it’s the photo. It’s so strange to be on a plane where English is not the main language. Lots of young people on the plane. Everyone is full of smiles.

Santiago Chile, January 6, 2017

We landed and went through customs with out a hitch. We got a little nervous as our guide wasn’t at the pickup point right away, but we showed up and we got on our way. I did get a little uptight and my brow was switzing!15823643_10154317040309389_6637892621421700553_n

Maximo our trust driver brought us through “Sanhattan” (Santiago/Manhattan) and brought us to our hotel.

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Maximo our trust driver brought us through “Sanhattan” (Santiago/Manhattan) and brought us to our hotel.

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Who doesn’t like a Ritz-Carlton?

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This is one of the neighborhoods we drove through on our tour. This is not regular graffiti but the whole neighborhood has this street art.

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Many stalls of fresh fish.

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The clams were still talking to each other.

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These scallops were so pretty.

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Sheets of giant squid!
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Black on one side, white on the other.
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Fresh fish is in the menu at the market restaurant.

 

To South America we go!

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January 6, 2017

Our trip to South America.

Steve looking a little bit worried. Pre departure Champagne and room temperature nuts. This is a Dreamliner so the colors in the ceiling are supposed to change during the flight. The ceiling lights appear to be purple and rose. Although the photo shows pink and orange. Not sure if they changed already or it’s the photo. It’s so strange to be on a plane where English is not the main language. Lots of young people on the plane. Everyone is full of smiles.