On Saturday, we had time to sleep in, but we also made time for breakfast today and try everything we hadn’t yet. Check out was so easy I didn’t know what to do with myself afterwards. Laura left to explore on her own, and I just waited for plans to come to me. And they did.
Friday morning was epic. I got home at like 2:30 the night before, and Laura said she set the hotel wake up call. So, I wake up when she wakes up. I start checking my e-mail and facebook. My phone says 7:30, but we were supposed to be awake at 6:30 but I’m still pretty sure my phone says the wrong time. I see that Jim updated his facebook status a hour ago and I wonder why he was awake at 5:30.. Then, I hear Laura going Ohmygosh, what time is it? Ohmygosh. I start googling Chile time on my phone… and it say’s 7:32 F^#*.
Thursday was such a long day I don’t even remember having breakfast. We had a short walk to Universidad de Chile. It’s one of their many campuses but this is one is for Business/Economics and Architecture. We were given tours of the buildings by staff and faculty of International Programs. The buildings were recently renovated, and they definitely upstage Kelley undergrad buildling, but not the grad building. :)
On Wednesday, we visited Coca-Cola, a high end mall, an ecotourism company and had a nice Chilean dinner.
Tuesday was a busy, busy day packed with tons of fun stuff to do. Of course, not all great days start off well.
Our first day of business visits started off pretty well. We woke up on time, got dressed and went downstairs for a really great breakfast buffet. Today we visited Instituto Vertical and Start-Up Chile, did some souvenir shopping and explored Bellavista.
In the morning, waking up wasn’t difficult since I felt awake the whole time I was on the flight. Changing on flights is the best idea ever by the way. The large plane was spacious compared to the first one but, still, little space to move around.
WARNING: This is long, detailed and possibly boring. Future posts should be better … But longer :)
This might be a bit ridiculous in length but I found a whole bunch of interesting activities, shopping destinations, restaurants, etc. on a few websites. This is more for personal reference since I won’t be bring my laptop. Also, people on the trip might want to take a look at this stuff: opportunities for paella, salsa dancing, 11 story malls, etc. In summary, our hotel is in the center of everything and there’s so much to do we might not even need to refer to this.