By Ali Karim

More Santiago

This post is part of a series called Santiago & Valparaiso November 2015 Started off with the obligatory visit to the Mercado. There are 2 main ones in Santiago; the Vega Mercado is huge, and had both wholesale and retail fruit and vegetable sellers. One one side, was the fish, seafood and meat market, with…

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By Ali Karim

Santiago

This post is part of a series called Santiago & Valparaiso November 2015 Flew into Santiago, Chile arriving early morning after a 10hr flight. For a taxi into the centro, prices started at about 30k pesos (~$40+) just past the customs area; went outside the terminal and haggled with a few taxi drivers and got…

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By Ali Karim

Rio sights…..

This post is part of a series called Sao Paulo & Rio, Brazil July 2015 Spent some time visiting some of the popular Rio sights. Started with Ipanema beach near our hotel, checking out all the good looking women 🙂 and enjoying coconut water. We even found Mogo (fried Yucca or Aipim Frito in Portuguese)…

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By Ali Karim

Rio Arrival

This post is part of a series called Sao Paulo & Rio, Brazil July 2015 Arrived at Rio airport and waited 25 mins to get a taxi; because taxis were in short supply… Never mind, arrived at the hotel safely. Rio is a place of huge contrast between the haves and the have-nots. At the…

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By Ali Karim

Sao Paulo continued….

This post is part of a series called Sao Paulo & Rio, Brazil July 2015 Went for drinks at a rooftop bar (The View Bar); this was near our hotel. Decent view but since it was a hazy, the view was not as exciting. For dinner, decided to go to Margherita Pizzeria; since it was…

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