ChrisC wrote:Waiting for a report.
I'll give the short format first.
I unfortunately have a busy month ahead of me.
September 8 (evening):
Definitely no easy way to get from Portillo to Los Andes. Had to beg someone for a ride down.
Ski Arpa. Crazy dirt road. A quick summary of the snow conditions and skiing from SUCKS to AMAZING. However I didn't regret my day. If I woould have stayed in Portillo I might have hike all the way to the top of Super C with my fellow Ottawans.
Followed Tony & company on his tour through Val Paraiso. Beautiful place, would have like to spend more time. Watch you belongings walking the popular places in Santiago. Witness to pickpockets in action.
Santiago: 34th anniversary of the "coup d'état" by Pinochet. Demonstrations near the Moneda (Presidential Palace where Salvador Allende died). Riot and mounted police, armored vehicules versus demonstrators. I got a good look, but made sure be far enough the get away if it turned bad. Also saw other sights in Central Santiago.
Took the Metro outside Central Santiago (trains and stations design look very much like Montreal's system). Later that afternoon I left to the airport. Meet waiting for my flight Johnny and his wife from Bozeman (Johnny skied Arpa with us). There was also Micha from TO that I talked to in Portillo.
DAMN there wasn't any Golpe at the airport.
Arrived this morning, wasted time going through emails, posts, letters and now I don't have enough time for a nap...I need to pick up my daughters from school and go to their swim lessons.
Tomorrow the whole family will be heading for the Laurentians instead of work and school. Family related and unfun.