Santiago, Chile, part 1

There are a lot of places to stay, lots to eat, and lots to do in Santiago; this barely scratches the surface. But these are the most memorable parts of our visit here.


We stayed at Hostal Plaza de Armas, right on, well, Plaza de Armas. Depending on your dorm room you will pay $15 or $16 USD per night. If you know me well, this price gave me a heart attack, as I am used to paying about 3 bucks in Central America. It was hard to get over this. Actually I still havent recovered from the shock. The metro stop was below the hostel´s balcony which was very convenient. The view from the wine-drinking balcony was great.

Plaza de Armas was always busy with street performers. It was fun to watch from the square and from the balcony.

I mentioned wine above. We spent $3 per bottle on bottom of the line but decent Cabernet Sauvignons from Chiles own wine regions. We liked Concha y Toro the best. Santa Catalina and Gato Negro are other supercheap options at any supermarket.

P.S. It is so nice to have a travel companion. Now my pictures have a friend in them!

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One Comment on “Santiago, Chile, part 1”

  1. Karen November 3, 2011 at 13:14 #

    Love the pics! Keep them coming!! Tell Shane I said Hola!

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