After the experience of the shonky Salon VIP, I hotfooted it to the other big lounge at Santiago airport, Avianca. This was a relief! It was fairly quiet when I arrived, and had good service and options! What else could you ask for! There were plenty of non-alcoholic drinks should you feel so inclined. The … Continue reading Lounges: Avianca, SCL, Santiago, Chile
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)
Join me for a new series of GoPro-filmed runs around the world. It's a bit shaky but you get a real sense of the Westhaven running route around Herne Bay. Makes running seem (very slightly) easier! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrsWOs3fls
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