Saturday, October 18, 2008
I flew into Chile this morning. Great day so far-- Jonathan and I took a cab to San Cristobal Towers, a luxury hotel in the Starwood group where we were treated like kings. We even had our own butler.
After settling in, we walked around San Cristobal hill through the metropolitan park to Barrio Bellavista, where we had a nice lunch. Then we toured the Santiago Zoo, which had some cool and different animals, but the habitats seemed a little sad. The poor polar bear looked like he was dying in the heat.
That evening, we returned to the Barrio Bellavista to check out the scene. It's a really hip area with lots of bars and restaurants.
Below: Sunset over Santiago, with the Andes in the background.