The last Monday in Chile also meant my first day in Santiago completely on my own. During my ride from the bus terminal to the hotel, I saw a big and old train station along one of the biggest streets in Santiago: Av Liber Bernardo O’Higgins. Although my hotel was on the same street, it took me about an hour to walk to the train station. But, the walk was worth it. The street is rather hectic and crowded, and I got to know later that you should take good care of your belongings while walking down the road, I can only say that I felt safe. At least, I didn’t feel any different than comparing my feeling to the one I have walking in other big cities in Europe.
I like this old style. I always can see those old coal-powered locomotives bringing people from far to Santiago. Also, the palms add the little extra =).
On my way to the train station, I saw an interesting building on the other side. That is why I decided to head back on the other side. It looks like the Chilean parliament building. As it was secured by police forces it might be. Unfortunately, this is also the reason why I couldn’t take a closer shot.
While walking aimlessly through the city, just the look of one street made me curious and I decided to see where it will lead me.
I followed the masses and it did not only lead me to a delicious ice cream, but it also led me to the Plaza de Armas.
On the Plaza de Armas, people sell paintings and other self-made items. There was music and there are a lot of benches and palm trees which make it a nice place to have a break.
Just so much to see and so little time. I will definitely come back =).
In the evening I met with a friend who just arrived in the evening that day. But more on that in another entry.
Have a wonderful day and take care!