Tuesday, April 17, 2007

View of Glaciar Perito Moreno from sky

I flew from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas today and the plane flew over Glaciar Perito Moreno. It was magnificent. The Glaciar was huge. The very first time to see a glaciar in full scale.

I would recommend everybody to fly to Punta Arenas to enjoy the view of Glaciar from the sky.

P.S. It turned out that the glaciar on the photo was Glaciar Ipsala. I have photos of Glaciar Perito Moreno, too, and I will put it here when I have a time.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Chilian people are very kind

I have found that people in Chile are very kind.
When I am traveling around, they are very helpful and always respect me.
I am enjoying meeting people here.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar in Chile

Yesterday, I visited Valparaiso and Vina del Mar from Santiago in Chile.

On the bus, a local lady from Valparaiso kindly gave me information about Valparaiso.
I asked for a good seafood restaurant. And she recommended me Bar La Playa. It was a very good and unique place. People there were very nice. The waitress was very kind. She even let me go behind the counter and took a picture for me. It is not listed in South American Handbook - the guidebook I'm using. The price range is the middle range in that book, i.e. $6-11. Good food. It's located just west of Plaza Sotomayor. There is an entrance both on Cochrane and Serrano.

Speaking of what's new from the information on the guidebook, the train between Valparaiso and Vina del Mar is actually a modern Metro. You have to purchase a card for 500 pesos. Then you have to add money for the fair on the top of it.


Entrance of Bar La Playa on Cochrane (Avenue?) in Valparaiso

Vina del Mar

Thursday, April 05, 2007

First Time South America

I have just arrived at Santiago in Chile yesterday morning.
This is my first time to South America.
So far, things are going smoothly.
I´m writing this blog at an Internet Cafe in downtown Santiago.
When I can connect my digital camera to a computer, I will try to post some photos here.