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Valparaiso

Had some time between my plane from Arica and my plane to Punta Arenas and went by bus to Valparaiso.
The bus terminal in Valparaiso is next to the Congreso National (parliament), i didn't see any demonstrater there but the air was full of teargas (when coming as well as when leaving). Valparaiso had some of the heaviest demonstrations.
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The famose Elevators were closed.
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Puerto Natales

From Valparaiso to Santiago Airport by direct bus then by plane to Punta Arenas and bus to Puerto Natales (also Punta Arenas had demonstrations).
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And a trip to Torres del Paine with a little sunshine in the morning and a lot of rain later on.
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Punta Arenas

I was only at the airport of Punta Arenas, If you have money to waste you can do a daytrip (us$ 5500) or a overnight trip by plane to Antarctica with https://dapairline.com/antartica-full-day/
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Hanga Roa

Went from Puerto Natales by bus to Punta Arenas then by plane via Santiago de Chile to Hanga Roa in Easter Island.
Differently to the informaten of some travel guides one needs a online permit to get there, one needs to enter date and flight number of arrival and departure, also a booking in a Sernatur approved hotel (there is a dropdown list on the web page). If coming from Santiago this will be checked at the Santiago airport (enty only at the 2. floor), coming from Tahiti it will be checked at arrival in Rapanui.
https://ingresorapanui.interior.gob.cl/
The only provider for mobile phones in Easter Iland is Entel with very slow internet and only close of the caital Hanga Roa. In case you have problems (not uncommon) their office is close to the Tourist Information.
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The museum is small but excellent and free entry.
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The nicest beach is in Anakena, the north of the Island.
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Buenos Aires


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By plane from Easter Island via Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires.
At the airport was only one bank for changing money (with a long waiting line), but they had better rates then the money changers in town. The Banco Nation at Plaza de Mayo had also decent rates. ATM's have very high extra charges. My MasterCard did not always work (a general problem in Argentinia and Chile).
For Metro and Bus you need a Sube card (Octopus type card) available and rechargeable at Metro stations and some 24 hour minimarkets.
Bus number 8 goes from the Ezeiza International Airport via Once (Metro and suburban train), Plaza de Mayo (Metro) to La Boka with some detours taking 1,5 hours (without traffic jam) a bit faster and more expensive is Tienda Leon.

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The Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art has some exceptional good exhibitions.
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The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes is a excellent museum with pre Columbia Art, argentinian paintings, a large colletion of Impressionist paintings, Bosch, Goya and Rodin.
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The Colección de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat is a quite nice museum with argentinian paintings as well as some europian ones.
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The Mercado San Telmo has a lot of interesting foodstalls, antique and other stalls.
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The Benito Quinquela Martín Museum in the La Boca area (where La Boca is very touristy) has paintings from Benito Quinquela Martín and other argentinian painters and sculptors and the living rooms of Benito Quinquela Martín.
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La Boca
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In some areas of Buenos Aires you find some interesting graffitis.
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And there are some nice gardens.
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