• Day47

    Santiago Short Stay!

    December 18, 2019 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Our stay in Santiago was short a sweet, although it would have been shorter but our flight got delayed by a whole day. So we had lots of time to wonder the streets, parks and galleries. Alot of the city was on high alert ⚠ because of the ongoing protests, all the the buildings and monuments had been vandalised, either with graffiti with passionate, political statements or actually smashed! It was quite horrible to see how much the city had changed.. And could only imagine how it must have looked before. We still enjoyed the food and drink atleast, the good beer (from Chile, patagonia 😂😊🇨🇱) that was always a winner in our books 'Calafate Austral' that we tried back in Puerto Natales. Also the Pisco Sour was good, but obviously not as much as Perú (next adventure). The time we had went quickly, on our way out of Santiago we witnessed the riots starting back up, as we drove by the centre of protests we saw young adults and armed guards with batons and Shields clashing against each other, as the guards threw tear gas at the protesters the protesters threw them back... After that we saw 5 guards chase down a young guy, pin him to the ground and beat him! As the other young protesters ran for their lives. It was really tough to witness. Gladly though we got out to the airport with no problem.Read more