We made it effortlessly to Santiago on Saturday morning after a 9+ hour flight from Dallas. (p.s. I love the international area of airports! There is so much excitement about the upcoming adventure - although tempered by the long flying time.)
We packed up our bags and left our hotel early Monday morning to go to the bus station in hopes that the pass would be open. When we found out it was still closed, we bought tickets for the following day, treated ourselves to a fancy coffee and toast and then a hotel room near the bus station with shampoo and more cable television. We explored Santiago for one more day and had our favorite meal yet in a great little neighborhood called Barrio Brazil.
Let's hope the pass is open tomorrow!