Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Monday 21st December

No word about the luggage yet. Another game of wait and see.

After a long lazy snooze in bed we walked into Santiago, getting some lunch from a local supermarket on the way. Part way through the day we discover that the non-functional clock in immigration first thing this morning did us no favours - we've effectively shifted two time zones thanks to daylight savings - so were two hours out from when we had thought.

Having read rather disparaging things in the Lonely Plant guide about Santiago, we are generally pleasantly surprised. Much of the initial area that we walked through on the way to the centre reminds of the newly developed area around Canary Wharf. The centre itself isn't particularly noteworthy, but equally not objectionable.

The weather is very nice - not a cloud in the sky for most of the day and temperatures well up in the high 20's / low 30's and a light breeze. One of the parks we walked through had a fantastic dancing fountain. The spray was being blown by the breeze over quite an area in which people were just lying around to keep cool.

On the way back we managed to figure out the Metro system so saved ourselves half of the walk. Looks like we'll be here tomorrow as well waiting for bags, so we'll probably head back into the centre for some more exploration.

Only 4 days to Christmas!

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