Yesterday was not my best vacation day.  The flight from Mendoza was very nice, over the Andes in 45 minutes.

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Getting through Santiago Airport was also quick.  To the point of being like in a cattle chute out the door with no chance to grab a bite to eat and onto a Turbus which took me to the bus terminal at the Pajaritos Metro station, where I found a stand with sandwiches and sodas and got right on a bus for Vina del Mar.  I do love the buses here.  There is a great view and the seats are incredibly comfortable.

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That’s not my bus, but was the only other one at the terminal when I was settling in.

When I got to the apartment, which was only a block from the bus station in Vina, the first thing I did was call the dentist who had been recommended by the cousin-dentist of my landlord in Mendoza to fix the crack in my partial.  They told me to come right over to their lovely office.

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Nice waiting room, no?  And the doctor did a good repair right there.  So all that was really good.  Then it went downhill trying to find a taxi or bus back to the apartment, which I managed.  But then I discovered her cable package didn’t include ESPN, which was the straw too much for a small noisy apartment.  I am now on my way to Valparaiso to see another place, which has to be better.  Wasn’t too impressed by Vina wandering around, but I’m sure I missed the good part, like the beach.

I do prefer it when I get to just be a tourist and go out to lunch.  More to come.