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South America Trip Day 31: Change of the guard, Bahai Temple Santiago

After leaving the hostel at 10, we got a Completo breakfast (the Chilean version of a hotdog, which is amazing) at Ravera, food court next to the plaza, before heading to the palace to see the change of guards.

At the palace, they do it big. There are around 40/50 soldiers playing in a fanfare, around 90 foot soldiers with rifles and 10 on horse with large spears. Whole show took like 25 minutes.

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South America Trip Day 30: Santiago, Chile

Today, we took the time to explore everything that Santiago has to offer. From the Plaza de Amas, to some tips of restaurants and hotspots we visited during the Free walking tour.

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South America Trip Day 26-29: Easter Island

After waking up on a bench in the airport of Santiago, it was time to check in! After getting some dunking donuts, we entered our 6:00 AM flight for a 5 hours trip to Easter Island!


After landing around 12:00 PM, we straight away got our tickets for the national park. These price for the ticket is 54,000 pesos per person, which is quite expensive (so be aware of that). You usually can pay by card, but the machines were out of order so we had to pay cash (make sure you bring enough cash!). You need the ticket to enter all the sights valid for a period of 10 days, with the sights of Orongo and Rano Raraku only allowed to enter once.

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South America Trip Day 20: Geyser el Tatio

Between 4:30 and 5 we got picked up by Victor, our guide and driver who took us for an hour 45 minutes drive to go back to 4,200 altidute to our destination: Geyser el Tatio. Entrance fee is 10,000 per head, we arrived at 6:30. It was quite cold, -4! After paying the entrance we went to the main geyser to see the sunrise.

10 km2 square big and 5 km deep the Geysers are, with underneath Magma. The underwater that touches the hot stones receive a high temperature and create the boiling water at the geometric field of the geysers.

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South America Trip Day 19: Green Lagoon Bolivia and Entering Chile, San Pedro de Atacama

Day 19: Green lagoon and entering Chile

6:30 am early breakfast to leave for a short morning program before we were getting dropped at the border with Chile to enter San Pedro de Atacama.

First stop at 8 AM, dale desert. Here there are fresh water lagoons in the mountains, with lot of minerals in the mountains. The volcanic rocks piled up looks like it is a few hundred meters away, but in reality it is over two kilometers.

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