We Are Here

Chile – Santiago

The last city on our trip was the capital of Chile, Santiago.

Chile Santiago Sunset

It’s a good city for walking around and has a lots of history. This is the presidential palace, Palacio de La Moneda, where the worlds only democratically elected Marxist leader was elected. Salvador Allende, was killed here in 1973 after a coup d’état, which led to the dictator Pinochet taking power until 1990.

Chile Santiago Palace

We did a great walking tour through the city, that included the markets.

Chile Santiago Market

And some of the great street art.

Chile Santiago Artwork

Chile Santiago Artwork.

Including in the metro stations.

Chile Santiago Metro

The tour also took in the cemetery, which has places for coffins in an apartment block system.

Chile Santiago Cemetery

Santiago is one of the greenest cities we’ve been to in South America, with some lovely parks.

Chile Santiago Park

As it was the last stop of our trip, we treat ourselves to a nice restaurant meal. We had a ten course tasting menu of excellent food. Some of the food came on some amazing plates.

Chile Santiago Borago

After a great time in Chile, Becks got a final Pisco Sour in at the airport.

Chile Santiago Pisco

Next stop Sydney! It’s been an amazing seven months of travelling. Now we have to settle down and get jobs. Boring.

Leave a Reply