Chile- A little table of our own

When we found out that we were going to be celebrating New Year's Eve in Santiago Chile in 2016-2017 (and after we found out the amazing Nicole -our travel agent- had booked us into the hotel that would be hosting one of the town's biggest New Year's Eve parties), i contacted the hotel concierge from [...]

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Day 4- Goodbye Chile, now to get to Peru……..(a lesson in patience and flexibility).

Monday 2nd January 2017 This morning we got up at an ungodly hour of the morning (around 3am) to get ready to check out of our hotel in Chile, and then we caught our 4am transfer back to the airport.... as we were Peru bound. We got the same driver as the one who did [...]

Day 3- New Year’s Day…. How do you want to spend your year???

1st January 2017- We were told prior to New Year's Day of the Chilean belief that what you do in the first 12 hours in the new year's day would represent what your entire year will be like. What a lovely custom/tradition-  That's probably why so many Chileans consciously surround themselves with friends and family [...]

Day 2- New Year’s Eve- never like this before….

31/12- Seeing in the New Year in a different country is a feast for the eyes, the ears and all the senses-  and it is something i would encourage everyone to try, at least once in their lifetime. For many many years we have spent New Year's Eve with our family and friends, enjoying the [...]

Day 2- New Year’s Eve- Dinner & Dancing (and the second lesson learned.)

One of the first lessons you need to learn when travelling is to work out what currency you are actually working with............... a lesson i learned the hard way on new year's eve....... it was an expensive lesson, but a funny one............ one that set us up for a very interesting, exciting night of your [...]

Day 2- New Year’s Eve- Checking out Santiago on the Hop On/Hop Off Bus.

31st December 2016- Morning Antics- Nicole, our wonderful travel agent from destination HQ in Black Rock, arranged for us to check out all the tourist sites on the Hop On/Hop Off bus on our second day in Chile. We started the trip by walking from our hotel to the main square at Plaza De Armas. [...]