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Exploring Santiago on Easter Monday – finding history, art and dessert

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With only one day to explore Santiago, Chile, I had toured Santiago by bike in the morning  and decided to walk around the area before heading back to the hotel.  San Cristobal Hill was on my “to do” list so I wandered through the park toward the funicular to ascend to the top of the […]

Bike & Wine in Santiago, Chile with La Bicicleta Verde

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This week’s twitter topic for #girlstravel was wine.  Answering all of the questions, I realized that lately my travels have included wine tastings and/or tours of vineyards.  For my Santiago visit, I would be touring the local wine region by bike.  Drinking and biking…could get interesting, thankfully La Bicicleta Verde had it all sorted perfectly. […]

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City bike tour of Santiago with La Bicicleta Verde

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Having successfully navigated the city and countryside of Amsterdam by bike despite a few “Sue vs. truck or curb moments”, I was confident that I could take a bike tour of Santiago.  About a week before my trip I started my research on TripAdvisor and found La Bicicleta Verde Bike Tours as an option.  Reading a […]

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Hotel Review – The W Santiago

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The W Santiago is a mix of hotel and residences in a modern office like building of glass with shops on the ground floor facing the street.  It is across the street from the El Golf metro station and the streets are lined with restaurants and takeaway shops.  There is a Starbucks a block away […]

The LAN flight JFK -SCL (Santiago)

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My flight to Santiago would be 12 hrs and 30 minutes with a stop in Lima. I had redeemed 40k British Airways miles for the one way business class flight to Easter Island.  I scheduled an allowed stopover in Santiago for three days.  It was a long flight to prepare for both mentally and with respect to […]