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.
What a great photo! Well, I should say … what a great view … it looks like a painting!
Whew, guess this means all your ‘stuff’ made it in one piece?
Looks and reads like you are off and running to a trip of your life. Perhaps you should pack your gear into your clothes for padding and check all. Might assist further with customs…
Have a blast!!
lu – Mom
I actually bought another bag just for getting through the airports today. I’m not going through that mess again. We’re done for the day – I’m getting ready to process some photos and will hopefully be able to snag this wifi connection a little longer to give a recap on the whole day.
Mom – tell Sean and Q I’m having a large Coke in the bottle and it rocks. I’ll be on the hunt for some Canada Dry soon!
Chili today, hot tamale! 😀
Glad you got another bag even it is a competitor.
“tell Sean and Q I’m having a large Coke in the bottle and it rocks. I’ll be on the hunt for some Canada Dry soon!”
I’ll let them know…they will be green! :-))
Tammy came in yesterday. Said Josh’s teacher is making Josh present your adventures weekly beginning with a “who is Alex” to his classmates which has him concerned.
That’s scary! Josh better do a good job 🙂
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