Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile, Including a Side Trip to the Source of the Paraguay River in the State of Matto Grosso, Brazil, and a Jouney Across the Andes to the Rio Tambo in Peru

Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile, Including a Side Trip to the Source of the Paraguay River in the State of Matto Grosso, Brazil, and a Jouney Across the Andes to the Rio Tambo in Peru

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...proprietorship of the French family of Girard. The bung-eyed but accommodating daughter told me that on January 3, I916, this hotel would close its doors for good. "We are returning to France to live as we have worked long enough, " she said. Yet, however, when I came back to Santiago in March, 1916, they hadn't returned to France and the Oddo was still running, though minus its dining room. The other hotels are the Milan, well spoken of, and the Melossi near the Alameda Station, poorly located as it is too far from the center of activity. The restaurants are fair, that named the Club Santiago being good. The Restaurant Niza is fair. It is owned by a Spaniard who, if the guest does not understand the local name of the meat on the menu, will demonstrate on his own fat physiology that part from which the succulent morsel is taken. There is a good restaurant in the Palacio Urmaneta. It must be taken under consideration that ladies do not frequent these places unaccompanied for no other reason solely than that it is the custom of the country. They generally take their meals in the hotel dining rooms. I met a North American university professor in Santiago who was always kicking because he did not know enough Spanish to order what he wanted to eat. He was stopping at the Oddo and the food there was so vile that he could not digest it. He was wishing that there was an American hotel in the city and this being in I915, and I not knowing that Mr. Kehle had the Grand Hotel, knew of no place where I could recommend him to go. One morning, however, he burst into my room and proffering me a card told me to read it. "See what I 've got," he cried in glee; "a nice-looking woman handed it to me on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236745531
  • 9781236745538