Friday, February 19, 2016

Santiago Exploring

I had the pleasure to explore Santiago, the capital of Chile and its largest city this last weekend.  My friend Bailey acted as an excellent tour guide even being new to the city.  The funny thing about traveling is that some of converstations you have with strangers can be more meaningful or deeper than those acquainences you´ve had for years. It is always a pleasant reminder that good people are found throughout the world. 

Bailey and I met at a the 2015 National SAF Conference in Baton Rouge.  We are both in the forestry fields from opposite sides of the United States who both happened to be in Chile this year.  And so of course walking around the city we both have to wonder and compare notes on the trees we see in the many green spaces in the city.

We spent two days wandering the streets and barrios of Santiago. It a vibrant city with great food, interesting people, and colorful sites! 

Lunch at La Vega market, known for its fresh seafood
We met a nice couple at the neighboring table.

La Vega market

El cerro de Santa Lucía
El barrio de Barzil, well known for their street art
Barrio de Brasil, Sebastian y Bailey

Why not eat Peruvian food in Chile...
Danced salsa all night long at Salsateca, Klub Managosta!

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