10.04.2010 25 °C
Dear loved ones,
I AM IN SANTIAGO! My plane left for Madrid yesterday and at midnight I changed planes for Santiago. I was completely exhausted and to be honest I still am. My flight to Santiago was quite good, half empty plane, (two chairs for me..), reasonable food and barely any crying babies. I woke up to a gorgeous sunrise over the Andes and landed not so much later. Had a bit of trouble finding my bag and the queue for the border control took ages. I prepaid a taxi inside, which turned out to be an awesome idea, because when I went out I was overflooded with guys very willing to give me a ride...
Eventhough Chili got hit by the earthquake just two months ago, things look pretty normal. The airport had just some cracks and small pieces roof missing, outside most buildings where standing up, except for the poor peoples 'houses'. My hostel is quite cute and when I arrived in my dorm I met a lot of the other people I am going to be travelling with.
Went directly on a tour through Santiago, four hour walk and I havent eaten anything since seven this morning, local time half past four here, so after the pre departure meeting in half an hour I am getting some chilian pesos out and buying myself some food! Santiago is quite gorgeous, especially since the earthquake was not so long ago. Very european style in a way, had expected it to be way different.
I dont know when I will have internet next, probably within ten days, but until then,
Oh by the way, I am wearing shorts and a top! Weather is amazing.