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A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Santiago, Chile by TravelPod blogger Tomsontravels titled "Hello South America... or is that Hola?!" Tomsontravels's travel blog entry: "So after a 13 hour flight that actually landed 3 hours before it set off (???) we arrived in Santiago in Chile. Even though we had slept a lot of the way we were so tired and jet lagged, its the first time I have felt like this on the trip and could hardly keep my eyes open to see South America as we drove into the city. This was all a totally new experience for us, we had visited Asia and Australia before this trip and we knew that New Zealand wasn´t going to be difficult, but what about South America? The first thing that struck me was that there were a lot of dogs around - you dont really see them in Australia and New Zealand and in Asia they are dinner, but here they are just roaming the streets and most of them had collars on! It was also really smoggy but I could see that some of the buildings had some lovely gothic-style architecture (dunno if it actually was) and surrounding the city we could just about make out the majestic snow topped mountains of the Andes. We stumbled around an area trying to find somewhere to stay and quickly realised that our DIY spanish course on our i pod was not helping. Nobody knew what we were saying, we definately couldnt understand them, nobody spoke english and when we said we didnt understand (in spanish) they just started talking even quicker ...