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Chile's Urban and Natural Wonders

Fact-finding trip to Santiago for an upcoming novel and a non-fiction essay

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SANTIAGO, Chile (Oct. 3, 2008) -- I arrived in Santiago, a bussling metropolis at the foot of the Andes. A number of interviews had already been set, and what lay ahead were an exciting four days of discovery.

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Above: View from my hotel room on the 19th floor of the Radisson Plaza in Las Condes.

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Above: The Radisson Plaza Hotel

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Above: Standing with my rental Cessna 182 at Vitacura Aerodrome in northeast Santiago.

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Above: Flying over a copper processing plant near Colina, a few miles north of Santiago.

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Above: Flying over Las Condes, including my hotel (top center).

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Above: Heading south over the eastern part of the city.

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Above: Heading east into the Maipo River Valley and toward the mountains.

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Above: Flying deeper into the mountains, over the Rio Colorado.

--- Summary of Travel Spots (and Ratings) ---
Hotels: Radisson Plaza Hotel***** (9)
Restaurants: Ichiban Sushi (9)
Bars/Night Clubs:

Posted by AC Frieden 15:33 Archived in Chile

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