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  1. Bye bye Santiago

    posted by Colm Hanratty | 0 Comments

    Oct272009

    Last night was my last night in Santiago. There was another barbecue in the hostel but it got a bit chilly (pun intended...I’m in Chile?!) so we moved inside. Better move for definite.

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  2. Wineries and more - a good day

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    Wineries and more - a good day

    Oct272009

    Today myself and Gonzalo from Bellavista had a very good day. We spent the day filming “How to save money in Santiago” which will be available on the site in December. It will be the second of Hostelworld.com’s ‘How to...’

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  3. Nightlife in Bellavista

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    Nightlife in Bellavista

    Oct262009

    By staying in Bellavista Hostel I’ve chosen well. Not only is it a really cool hostel where I’m meeting lots of people – it’s got Santiago’s coolest bars on its doorstep. Is very handy when you’re researching nightli

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  4. Art museums and galleries in Santiago

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    Art museums and galleries in Santiago

    Oct262009

    If art is your thing then you’re going to like Santiago. There are lots of good museums to check out. This morning I did a whirlwind tour of three of them...

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  5. Conger eel soup - a Chilean specialty

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    Conger eel soup - a Chilean specialty

    Oct262009

    Last night I tried Caldillo Congrillo. It’s a fish broth-soup kind of thing made with conger eel. It was really nice except it was enormous. It’s a fish broth made with conger eel, potatoes, and more. I got a plate of chips (French fries to

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  6. Downtown Santiago

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    Downtown Santiago

    Oct262009

    Earlier today I met with Kristina Shrek (yes, just like the movie) for a podcast that will be called ‘Santiago – Close to the mountains, close to the sea’. It’s about the Chilean capital’s location just one hour from the A

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  7. My first meal and night in Santiago

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    My first meal and night in Santiago

    Oct262009

    If you’re looking for pasta, a pizza, sandwich or steak in Bellavista, try Restaurant Venezia on Pio Nono. It’s a real rustic place and good value. The salsa the give you with the bread is to die for. I was eating spoonfuls of it on its own

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  8. Adios Peru...Hola Chile!

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    Adios Peru...Hola Chile!

    Oct262009

    As the journey from Aguas Calientes to Cusco last night was a long and stressful one, when we arrived back in Cusco we all signed off so there was no farewell drink. Instead I went back to LOKI Hostel and got ready for Santiago where

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