Hunderburton Adventures


A record of wanderings through Latin America

Arrival & Santiago

November 22nd, 2011 at 19:37

We worked out that time spent in transit summed up to around 24 hours. The flight and time spent in airports was so choc-a-block with adventure and excitment that I dare not write much about it lest my fingers become sore and the keyboard worn down to the bare electronics.

I will mention a couple  of aspects which may be of higher interest. First of all I don’t think I have ever seen a proper rabbi in my life (you know the ones with the hats and the curls on either side of their head) but there must be some jewish conference on (those exist right?) somewhere in South America because during transit in Buenos Aires we saw perhaps 5-10 of them. Whence they had come I suppose I will never know!

The other interesting event was flying over the andes. The sky was as clear as it could be and we got a nice birds eye view (no bird could actually be as lucky seeing as we were at approx. 11km high) of the mountains. It was a pretty spectactular.


The andes from the plan

We haven’t spent much time in Santiago and the time we did spend was mostly napping. I am sure there will be more comments on it later but as far as first impressions go it is a pretty nice place. Probably by far the safest and cleanest capital city in South America and the constant presence of the andes as a backdrop adds a lot to the city. The photo below probably doesn’t show the best of the place but it is really the only one I took.


Oh and the change over in Buenos Aires was really tight so our luggage did not make it. We are hoping that we get them tomorrow morning but I guess we will have to wait and see.

Also let me know if these photos show up too big or too small.

3 Responses to “Arrival & Santiago”

  1. Lou Says:

    As a half-Jew, I can vouch for the fact that Jewish conferences or ‘Sem(ite)inars’ are a popular thing.
    The pics look great guys! Good to see you made it in one piece!! Keep up the posts.

  2. JT Says:

    photos show up well! particularly like that you can click through to the full sized photo.

    glad you all made it over safely!

  3. Rick Says:

    Great photos guys – good luck with the luggage!

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