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    Dennis is offline
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    10 days in Chile?

    Mrs. Mod III has decreed that her January "significant" birthday shall be spent in Chile.

    10 days is the plan.

    I know LindaP has been.

    Looking for general outline of how to approach the country.

    Want to see wine country, Lake region, and Patagonia.

    Go.

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    Dennis is offline
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    Same as that other dump?

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    Oooooh, nice! Well, it will be summer, so the beaches will be popular......wine country all around, just do the research of where you want to head towards....big country, think California. Fresh fruit and veggies abound.
    One thing, you have to pay an " entrance fee" ( not sure the real name, but it's good for the life of your passport).... I think we paid @ $150 . Other than that.......a lot cheaper than SBH ! And the seafood is absolutely the best.
    Our son is in Peru right now, headed for the Mts for skiing...until he rafts the Amazon in a couple weeks.
    You will love it, can't wait to hear your report.
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance !

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    Oh and Dennis....if you stay in Santiago at all, be sure and check out the W hotel; they have a rooftop pool and cool bar with all windows that over look the city, great views.
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance !

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    Dennis is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaP View Post
    Oh and Dennis....if you stay in Santiago at all, be sure and check out the W hotel; they have a rooftop pool and cool bar with all windows that over look the city, great views.
    I saw your pictures!

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    If Michael still does vinery tours around Casablanca valley (between Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile), we highly recommend him.
    http://winetoursvalparaiso.cl/index.html

    We went to few of the big ones but we especially enjoyed private tours at the smaller vineries. During the couple of dates we ate both local food (excellent!) and food with matching, local wines. Emiliana organic vineyards was great. In Cantrala we had wine and food by the vineyards, with the wine maker. Definitely not your average tours.

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    We really loved the Lake District. It is simply stunning.

    Termas Geometricas was the nicest geothermal spa we could find, http://www.termasgeometricas.cl
    In the middle of beautiful nature.

    Huilo Huilo biological reserve is one of the most amazing hotels we've been to.
    http://huilohuilo.com/en/
    We stayed at the Montana Magica which looks like a tree with a water fall on it. They have plenty of activities in the area, from wild fishing to riding and even climbing to a double volcano. It was +30C down there, and we decided to head for the snow..

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    We simply rent a car from Temuco airport and drove around. Very easy and safe. On our way back to Temuco we even took hitchhikers, and we never do that :) It was a child and her mother and we thought they had some trouble.

    Need to visit the northern part of the country one of these days. Chile, Colombia and Argentina are our favourites in South America.

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    . . . sounds like a wonderful trip!

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    http://www.explora.com/hotels-and-tr...tagonia-chile/

    Just booked 8 nights here. January 26th to February 3rd.

    We'll do 2 nights in Santiago on the way down and 3 nights on the way back.

    Probably at the W Hotel both sets of dates.

    Can't wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    http://www.explora.com/hotels-and-tr...tagonia-chile/

    Just booked 8 nights here. January 26th to February 3rd.

    We'll do 2 nights in Santiago on the way down and 3 nights on the way back.

    Probably at the W Hotel both sets of dates.

    Can't wait!
    Sweet! Party at the RockStar Pad!
    The waves of the sea bring me back to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GramChop View Post
    Sweet! Party at the RockStar Pad!

    You feel up to house-sitting an 80 lb lab for 14 days, we can talk.

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    14 day countdown has commenced.

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    cec1 is offline
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    Sounds like a great trip . . . have fun, and write about it!

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    Looking forward to hearing about your trip. Happy birthday to Lisa and have fun!

    mb

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    Happy Birthday to Lisa and happy trails to you both
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    Chao! Enjoy the seafood, wine ,fresh fruits and veggies ,have a Pisco sour for me! Our son gave me a belt for Christmas that he got from Chile in the fall.....one of the many items that are well handmade there.
    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance !

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    Sounds good, Dennis. Enjoy and post. I'm interested. This year we go to NZ, but Chile may be the plan for next winter.

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