Monday, March 2, 2015


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We've spent four nights here and are about to head out to the wine region of Casablanca valley today on the way to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. So a quick recap with some photos before our guide arrives. Our apartment couldn't have been better chosen. It's on the 25th floor with this view of the city from the rooftop pool two stories up.

Our location is only minutes from so many of Santiago's "must-see" historical sites, plus lots of restaurants and a subway stop.

We visited as many neighborhoods as we could. Upscale Lastarria

Funky Bellavista

Modern Las Condes and preppy Providencia

On our last day we went to the Museum of Fine Arts

Ate lunch at La Rosa Emporium, famous for the best ice cream in town

and finished the day with a stroll through the Paris/London section.

We covered a LOT of territory in a short amount of time. Santiago, a sprawling metropolis of 6 1/2 million people, is somewhat like LA--temperate weather and low humidity + a serious smog problem. In every way a first world city, Santiago was a wonderful destination for an enriching visit. Prices are not cheap, but we enjoyed the cultural activities and for sure the amazing food and wine.

So thank you, Santiago, for a great start to our trip!

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