Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015: Santiago, Chile

We both slept well last night!  Today they have arranged for an English guided tour of Santiago.  We first went to a lookout area on a mountainside where we could see a lot of the city of Santiago in the valley below.  To get there we drove by many up-upscale home!!  The next four hours we spent driving to sights around the city, from “uptown” to “downtown”, the government building, the National Cathedral, important plazas, sculptures of important people, learning about Chilean history along the way, ending at the old fish market.  There we went to a lovely restaurant for our midday meal. We tried foods that we had seen and did not sample yesterday.

Our Host and her Daughter overlooking Santiago

Aloe Vera Plant - Flowering

Presidential Palace

National Cathedral

Ceiling of Cathedral

High Alter in the Cathedral

The Fish Market

More Food at the Fish Market - Very tasty
We had a great day, with our co-host and her daughter.  The daughter also speaks great English, interpreting for her Mom.   Our tour guide had lived in Miami when she was in Jr Hi & High school. She is an asset to the Tourist industry here in Chile.

We returned to the apartment about 4:00 and took a short nap, as we do not know what the rest of the day holds!       

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