You may recall my previous flights with Latam, from Johannesburg to São Paulo, onwards to Buenos Aires and thence to Santiago. I'd come to expect okay-ness. Which is fine. Safety most important and all that. Latam's obsession with queuing was much in evidence at SCL airport. The flight was boarding, but only for the 12,000 … Continue reading Flights: LA801 – SCL to AKL, Santiago to Auckland
It's a couple of weeks since I left Chile and the memory of all the earthquakes is still fresh in my mind! If you live in a bit of the world that shakes, shudders and schleps around, the whining of a random Irish man about earthquakes will be irksome. But where I come from, the … Continue reading Chile: Earthquake Alert!
The second part of the Turistik tour out of Santiago, was to Valparaiso, Chile. This had two elements - a visit to the Nobel Laureate, Pablo Neruda's, house (one of three in Chile) and a walking tour through Valparaiso. The drive in looked promising - a colourful street market underway. This unusual monument was constructed … Continue reading Tours: Valparaiso, Chile (Turistik Tours)
The eagle-eyed among you will note that there are two lounge reviews for Santiago Airport in Chile. This is the first, part of the Salones VIP range. First up, the lounges are near particular gates and are really spread out (like far apart) in the airport. Second, there's a LOT of shopping in the airport … Continue reading Lounges: Salon VIP at SCL, Santiago, Chile
The latest in our series Inside Hotel rooms - this time room 1708 in the Crowne Plaza, Santiago, Chile. What does it look like? Is it worth the quotation you've found? Find out! https://youtu.be/T2ggdWnHyxc
While in Santiago, I worked quite a bit on my Masters thesis and, as I was coming towards the end of my trip, realised I hadn't gone anywhere that wasn't within a short Metro hop of my hotels! I hopped on the inter web and found a great tour with Uncorked Tours. Looked great, but … Continue reading Tours: Emiliano Winery, Turistik, Chile
There is a commitment to travelling with only hand luggage. Laundry. It has to happen once a week (ten days at most if using up my 'emergency clothes'!). No matter where I am in the world, I need to find a laundromat. I prefer to do my own laundry - I get to control what … Continue reading Laundry: Santiago, Chile