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Escaping the northern hemisphere winter in the Santiago area?

Escaping the northern hemisphere winter in the Santiago area?

Nov 13th, 2019, 06:20 PM
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Sounds like a nice itinerary, londonbug. I am sure you will enjoy your trip.

We are flying to Santiago on January 21, still a while away though, and are following the news and also in contact with Chilean friends on the ground as to get a sort of "reality check" other than relying solely on sensationalistic seeking newscasts. Based on this our plans have not changed and I am not too concerned so far, we are staying in Las Condes which is normally removed from any problem areas from what I can tell.

It seems to me that as long as one keeps away from any protests/demonstrations, things should be fine. Hope I am not too naive LOL.
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Nov 15th, 2019, 07:25 AM
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No, you are not naive! Three top tourist destinations (Easter Island, San Pedro de Atacama and Torres del Paine) have had 0 problem other than a peaceful march through town at the start of all the protests.

​​​​​​​Government and opposition have now signed a protocol for writing a new constitution and a plebiscite will be held to choose the form it will take. We all hope that, if not the end, this is the beginning of the end.

As usual with these situations, the media and internet will always show you the worst possible scenes. They never show you what is working but only what is broken. Aside from advising people to change their lodging from certain locations near major protests and to remain flexible about opening and closing times of things they might want to see there was little anyone could do to fight the tsunami of distorted visuals. .
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