We had an unusual night’s sleep because we were constantly being woken up. First it was an earthquake, 4.5 with 2 good jolts about 30 seconds apart. Then people running out into the streets and shouting. Apparently that is what you are supposed to do if an earthquake hits but I was too sleepy from my 2 for 1 happy hour Pisco Sours. You see happy hour here in Santiago lasts until 8 pm and the traditional drink of Chili, the Pisco Sours were delicious! With jet-lag hitting me, I think I went to bed shortly after my drinks and dinner. Then the fire trucks started out into the streets, blaring their horns and generally making a lot of noise.
Today we met up with our Wilderness Tour group and took a city tour partly by bus and lots of walking again. Santiago is a city of reflections. There are many modern sky-scrapers that have glass facades that reflect the greenery and buildings around.
|A page from my journal of the little church on Santa Lucia|
Watching the sun go down over the Andes from a rooftop 17th floor bar with my pesco sour...
|Santiago is full of sleeping dogs and policemen|
|Reflections of the old in the new|
|At the fish market|
|Friendly people everywhere|