Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Day in Santiago

For our day in Santiago, a small group headed out on lots of adventures to enjoy the day. Steve R, Ann, Jim Slurf and I made our way for a walk through Santiago.  We were joined by the two dogs that follow Jim S everywhere [especially after buying them dog biscuits!] and winded our way through several beautiful parks and neigborhoods and found a boutique jewelry store filled with lapis.  After a few purchases, we made our way to the Museo Bellas Artes, just about a 3 mile walk.  The sculptures and variations on art-photos, videos and paintings was impressive. Wait until you see the brilliant print Steve purchased! Onward to the Mercardo Central, the amazing fish market we passed earlier in the week. You name the fish, one of the vendors has it! After completing one pass and checking things out, we decided to grab a bite at Donde Augusto, the best place to view the entire market, all of the frenzy and all of the people.  The restaurant actually circles the majority of the central market. Great food, reliving some of the best moments of this incredible experience, we decided on one more adventure, taking the subway back! It is remarkably clean and efficient and a perfect way to travel the city.  Hope everyone had just as much fun as we did! 

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