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Iain and Jo


CHILE | Sunday, 3 May 2009 | Views [893]

Despite hitting town on a public holiday and everything being closed, we really liked Santiago. The museums and buildings are quite cool, but the two main highlights were definitely seeing Universidad de Chile beat La Serena at the national football stadium, and drinking way too much Pisco (like tequila) with a good bunch at the hostel.

The football match was pretty good, but the atmosphere was incredible – only 8,500 home fans and approx 10 away fans, but they made about twenty times the amount of noise a Melbourne Victory crowd can muster, even though they were surrounded by cops in riot gear (called ‘Robocops’ here because of all the body armour).

The pic was taken in the main square, where buskers, artists, lost tourists, drummers, police (in riot gear of course) and old men playing chess all collide.

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