13 Oct History, food and architecture in Chile’s capital, Santiago
History, food and architecture in Chile’s capital, Santiago
Travel writer Anne Fussell, of the Daily Telegraph explores Santiago’s history, food and architecture.
‘The plane descends in a series of long, lazy circles providing passengers with a bird’s-eye view of the Andes, the spectacular snow-capped fortress encircling the sprawling city of Santiago, capital of Chile.
From our vantage point, we are close enough to see the jagged detail of each rocky outcrop; when winter sets in, skiers will be clearly visible. But today, the only creatures moving are the birds of prey, effortlessly riding the currents close to a cliff face. As a dramatic introduction to South America, the descent into Santiago is hard to beat. And the adventure only gets better.’
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