Fact-finding trip to Santiago for an upcoming novel and a non-fiction essay
02.10.2008 - 06.10.2008 1 °F
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.
Above: View from my hotel room on the 19th floor of the Radisson Plaza in Las Condes.
Above: The Radisson Plaza Hotel
Above: Standing with my rental Cessna 182 at Vitacura Aerodrome in northeast Santiago.
Above: Flying over a copper processing plant near Colina, a few miles north of Santiago.
Above: Flying over Las Condes, including my hotel (top center).
Above: Heading south over the eastern part of the city.
Above: Heading east into the Maipo River Valley and toward the mountains.
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)