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 Journey 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 Journey 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: ...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 1915, 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 street." I took the piece of pasteboard that he so eagerly extended to me. It was about an inch long and half as wide. The printed inscription on it read: ' Pension Norte Americana" giving street name and number. I turned to the professor and said: "It reads, North American boarding-house with the number of the street." "Just what I thought," he said. "It's the very thing I want. I certainly would like to be among my fellow countrymen again, and now that the Oddo is closing its doors, I shall go there at once and inquire about the terms." He did, and immediately upon admittance was pounced upon by four ladies of pleasure. This is an example of one of the means by which brothels are touted in Santiago. The Chilean capital is a rat warren; rodents abound everywhere. Most of the buildings being adobe, these animals have bored holes...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898575
  • 9781236898579