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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Day 3 : Santiago : Cable cars, hills, and street art...

Having decided to have a day off from sightseeing today what did we end up doing instead? More sightseeing than ever of course!

We traveled on the metro (clean, cheap, and most importantly easy to navigate). We took the cable car up to the top of Cerro San Cristobal (fast, cheap, and most importantly it didn't sway - the car that is not the mountain). Great views by the way. We walked through the long park that runs beside the torrential river (lots of grafitti, lots of people watering the park grass, I mean dozens of people, they are obsessed with watering grass here). We wandered around bohemian Bellavista (lots of street art, a real gay vibe, we drank beer, we ate chorrillana, everything was cheap as chips, especially the chips that came with the chorrillana). We went shopping (lots of hand gestures, and lots of laughing). We climbed Cerro Santa Lucía (it's a hill, it's steep, it's high, it looks like a fairytale castle at the top, it's kitsch, it's fab). We headed back to take rest. We collapsed exhausted. 

So much for our day off!

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