Santiago, CL, meetup. July 29, 2007 11:45 AM   Subscribe

The 1st ever Santiago, Chile meetup. Somewhere in Providencia on the 16th of August. dhruva, andrew cooke and myself will be there, anybody else in the neighborhood welcome.
posted by signal to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:45 AM (15 comments total)

(Wishing you a super chido time. In MeFiLatAm solidarity.)
posted by donpedro at 12:02 PM on July 29, 2007

Andrew Cooke! I figured he had stepped in front of a bus or been ambushed by a carnivorous lama or something. Tell him we said hi.
posted by LarryC at 6:53 PM on July 30, 2007

Sounds interesting. I was very surprised when I saw Chile in the meetup sidebar.
posted by Memo at 3:56 PM on July 31, 2007

(hi larryc!) so, where are we going to meet? are we planning to eat? what kind of time?

i suggest 8pm onwards. my safe gringo choice is liguria in pedro de valdivia, but i assume signal knows somewhere much more cool....
posted by andrew cooke at 5:15 PM on August 10, 2007

(maybe 8 horribly horribly early - sorry)
posted by andrew cooke at 5:16 PM on August 10, 2007

i assume signal knows somewhere much more cool....

Cool! Right! Like.... the Manuel Montt Liguria?

Dude, I'm 36. I can tell you what was cool 10 years ago. Nowadays? I just want someplace where the music isn't so loud you can't even hear yourself talk, let alone others.
I was actually thinking the Normandie (1/2 block down from M.Montt Liguria), which is like Liguria was 10 years ago, i.e.: not so damn loud.
8 o'clock sounds fine, lets confirm with dhruva.
posted by signal at 8:15 PM on August 11, 2007

i once left there so mad i didn't leave a tip, but perhaps it's got better (it's ok - i'd like to try it again and i'm hoping they've forgotten my face by now...). paulina will probably come along too.
posted by andrew cooke at 6:42 AM on August 12, 2007

(posting here in the hope other chilean lurkers might turn up)
posted by andrew cooke at 6:43 AM on August 12, 2007

8 is fine with me...but i´m staying in Londres, and hopefully I´ll find a map of the city that i can use to get to wherever this Normandie is. I guess it can´t be far, and maybe i´ll just have a channel to cross :)
posted by dhruva at 4:34 PM on August 12, 2007

it's easiest to take the metro (map showing metro stations with red diamonds) and head in the direction marked "los militares" (east). get off at the station "manuel montt" and leave via an exit marked "providencia". the restaurant is a little to the west (a block or so) (map with restaurant marked)

around 8pm the metro will still be very busy. if you like walking, you could just head east (libertador bernardo o'higgins (which people will refer to as "alameda") becomes providencia). it would take maybe an hour.
posted by andrew cooke at 7:08 PM on August 12, 2007

Cab should cost about CLP$1500 (USD$3.00), and you could get it lo leave you at the actual restaurant, if you wish.
posted by signal at 8:56 PM on August 12, 2007

(correction - "escuela militar" is the direction on the metro. sorry about that.)
posted by andrew cooke at 1:17 PM on August 15, 2007

I reckon I´ll walk . Just to reconfirm, the normandie, 8pm, and I´'ll be the indian (de India) guy speaking bad spanish. For the love of god, somebody please put a card or something saying MeFi, I've previously had the totally demoralising experience of asking random strangers if Metafilter meant anything to them...
posted by dhruva at 1:30 PM on August 16, 2007

so where are the lovely photos?
posted by andrew cooke at 8:41 AM on August 17, 2007

I got a photo up here.
posted by dhruva at 6:44 PM on August 19, 2007

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