Santiago de Chile

On our second stop in Latin America, the media interest increased dramatically – about 15 TV crews and photographers were waiting and greeting us in the arrival hall of Santiago International airport … this must be how a victorious sports team feels when it arrives back home!

After two hours of interviews and photos at the airport, we were driven to our most comfortable Sheraton hotel.

The press conference on the next day was also a World Tour first: a tele-conference linking live the mayor of Easter Island and of Punta Arenas, the city at the most southern tip of Chile, as well as the most northern city of Arica. Amazingly, this conference in Santiago made the best use of our modern technology and it was mind-boggling to think that in one country, the distance of people speaking together simultaneously covered approximately 10,000 km!

The Mayor of the city of Providencia, Christián Labbé (one of the 32 municipalities which form the large city known as Santiago) has a partnership alliance with the Mayor of Easter Island and hence promotes the interests of that very remote island (the distance from Santiago to Rapa Nui is 3,600 km!) on the mainland. And he does this with lots of passion and philanthropy! The press conference organized by the city of Providencia was one of the most amazing ones of our World Tour.

On our second stop in Latin America, the media interest increased dramatically – about 15 TV crews and photographers were waiting and greeting us in the arrival hall of Santiago International airport … this must be how a victorious sports team feels when it arrives back home!

After two hours of interviews and photos at the airport, we were driven to our most comfortable Sheraton hotel.

The press conference on the next day was also a World Tour first: a tele-conference linking live the mayor of Easter Island and of Punta Arenas, the city at the most southern tip of Chile, as well as the most northern city of Arica. Amazingly, this conference in Santiago made the best use of our modern technology and it was mind-boggling to think that in one country, the distance of people speaking together simultaneously covered approximately 10,000 km!

The Mayor of the city of Providencia, Christián Labbé (one of the 32 municipalities which form the large city known as Santiago) has a partnership alliance with the Mayor of Easter Island and hence promotes the interests of that very remote island (the distance from Santiago to Rapa Nui is 3,600 km!) on the mainland. And he does this with lots of passion and philanthropy! The press conference organized by the city of Providencia was one of the most amazing ones of our World Tour.