Exploring the City May 28th 2008 Hola!
On the second day of our trip we ventured out from Barrio Brasil and explored the greater Santiago metropolitan area, primarly the congested Providencia and the bohemian Barrio Bellavista (pronounced Be-yell-vista). I was very excited to visit Bellavista as i knew it was the Santiago home of Chilean Poet and activist Pablo Neruda. After successfully using our basic spanish to purchase a t ... read more
South America » Chile » Santiago Region » Providencia Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more