Eventually managed to drag my fat carcass out of bed just before midday today, 48 hours after it flopped itself in there. I have high grade pressure sore's, a throat like the inside of a yak drivers glove and muscular atrophy of my left thigh, which lead to me completing 3 full circles of the bed before exiting the room!.
A change of Accommodation gave me my first proper look at Santiago, when a taxi driver waiting in his cab outside my apartment, said I did not need a taxi as it was "only 4 blocks down the road".
That taxi driver is a lying shite!
2 hours later I checked into the new hotel and then set out for a proper walk about. Initial impression of Santiago is that you would be mistaken for thinking you were in any continental European city. It's only the Andes popping up in the background which tell you otherwise. It's easy to navigate, people are nice but I was expecting something a little more...... Well a little bit more really!
I do know that you could have a really cheap night out here. All you need to do is put your headphones on, drop some acid and then watch the little bloke who flashes green on the traffic lights when you can cross the road. The little fella does some weird funky chicken dance, which gets faster as the time remaining to cross dwindles. Honestly with the correct mind expanding substance, I'm sure u could spend the entire night watching him and laughing your tits off!
I also saw a guy break into an impromptu salsa session with the little granny shopping trolley he was pushing along. Caught me completely off guard and had me looking around to ensure it wasn't a distraction for some Latin American music based, pick pocket team?
Getting to around 7 pm I realised I had STILL not eaten and that it was close the 3 rd day since my last feed! I decided that it was time I had some substantial input in the fodder department. I found a place that showed what looked like a huge plate full of everything and ordered a super fat lad size. This was promptly delivered (see pic) and I set about it with all the enthusiasm of Rolf Harris at a kids birthday party.
However it had to be said that what the meal had in substance seemed to be a trade off for flavour, and it is with pure disappointment that I found it to be as exciting as a party political broadcast. However I did do the lot just incase I missed something.
Tomorrow I'm of into the Andes to do a tour of the ski resorts and have a bit of snow fun. Looking forward to it.