Itinerary: Arrive in Santiago, Chile and tour the town.
We got into Chile at 5:55 AM which is actually 4:55 AM Eastern Time. I definitely got some sleep on the plane, but I’m feeling the early wake up now.
I have met most of the people on this trip and made fast friends with a few of them. I am by far the youngest person here, and am enjoying that fact because I get to soak in the wisdom!
Chile was chilly upon arrival with the temperature being in the 40’s, but it has quickly climbed into the 60’s by 9:30 AM and should get close to 80 degrees by noon. We don’t start our city tour until 3:00 PM, and I have one errand to run once the big mall opens at 10:00 AM (everything starts later here).
The scenery is fantastic with the Andes surrounding the city and still covered in snow. With my binoculars, I can see a lot of trails in the snow and also some cracks that look prone to avalanches. Yeah, the view from my hotel room is awesome! As a city, I would compare Santiago with Atlanta for size – it is very spread out but with some concentrations of large buildings.
That’s the morning report. I should have something later this afternoon or evening for you.