Bienvenido Auckland? (14.06.10 – Santiago)

Flew LAN Chile from Sydney to Santiago de Chile (with stopover at Auckland). The flight from Auckland to Santiago is just over 10 hours. After getting wasted on movies for the bulk of the trip, I decided to catch a wink, just to wake up to a bumpy landing, and the air stewardess announcing “Bienvenido Auckland!”

What? Was I dreaming during the flight?

Turns out it was a wrong announcement as she immediately corrected thereafter.

On stepping out of the plane, I was greeted by snow-capped mountains – part of the magnificent Andean range, or as the locals call it, cordillera de los Andes – in a 360 degree surround view. Making a mental note to take a window seat the next flight.

But thus far, I am already very happy ticking off one of the things that I have always wanted to see šŸ™‚


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