A Day in the Capital


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November 2nd 2008
Published: November 2nd 2008
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Views of the city and the Andes, although smoggy, from Cerro San Cristobel.
I decided only to devote one day in Santiago. I spent a month there last year learning Spanish. I am satisfied of what I had already seen there on that trip. This time, Santiago would only be used as a base at the very beginning and the very end of my trip. It is likely I will be going through the bus terminal to changes buses for elsewhere during the trip.

Cerro San Cristobel

I began the day exploring the park. Last year, I rode up on the funicular and saw the Virgen de lmmaculada. This time, I wanted a ride on the telefrico and the ride was worth it for the views, although smoggy, of the Andes. I was in need of some exercise so I did a lot of walking around the park. It was very hot but it did not deter the dog walkers, cyclists, runners, walkers and myself going up and down hills. It was a pity the outside swimming pools were closed as it was a perfect opportunity to cool down!

Downtown

Had a wonder Downtown and took photos of sights I had not seen previously including the Teatro municipal, Museo de
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Another view from Cerro San Cristobel!
Santiago, Bolsa de Comercial, the Newspaper building etc. It was nice soaking in the atmosphere at Plaza de Armas.

In the evening, I caught the overnight bus down to Puerto Varas in the Chilean Lake District.


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