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Day 2 - Eagle has landed

Vina del Mar, Chile

Landed safely in Santiago after a pretty damn long flight. I believe Sandy was complaining that I slept soundly and without interruption. Looks like I take after dad afterall.

Language barriers became an immediate problem as soon as we got off the plane and attempts at english got more and more difficult as we left. Good fun! I am amazed at the power of context and arm flailing. We humans can really communicate without saying anything!

We rented a small car (manual tranny - woo woo) and made our way to Vina del Mar. Let me say....tolls suck ass! We were eying the ATM at the airport and for some reason did not decide to pull some Peso's out. Dumbasses. Anyways we hit three (3) THREE toll booths on our way and paid a total of about $9 USD. The worrying part was the unknown tollbooth we might run into and the fact that we were clean out of small bills. We get to wait till tomorrow to hit the bank and get a favourable exchange. Until then we're going to get raped with USD pricing.

Weather however is awesome. Gotta be around 27 and sunny. Very dry heat too. Enjoying it. We checked into the hotel after navigating a mad number of one way streets and are just cleaning up in prep for siesta and then check out the town. Pics to follow, only now have we actually opened the damn camera bag :)

permalink written by  yungwesl on January 7, 2009 from Vina del Mar, Chile
from the travel blog: Sandy and Wes in South America
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