Sarah and Denis Round the World travel blog

What more could you want in Santiago than Spongebob Squarepants ?

How about two Spongebob Squarepants !!

Another street performer on the streets of Santiago

The Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

Contains lots of intricate ceramics, was well explained and interesting but...

...most importantly is free on a Sunday

Gardens and odd castle structure on Cerro Santa Lucia

View from the top of Cerro Santa Lucia

The not so fun funicular up to Cerro San Cristobal (if you...

View from the top of Cerro San Cristobal

Cerro San Cristobal is topped with a 36 metre high statue of...

Santiago is in a bowl and so suffers from a smog problem

We were lucky to be able to see the Andes, normally you...

The telerifico we took to get back down

The Chileans go wild celebrating their gold medal win, not surprising really... they hadn't won a gold in 108 years

After getting Richard to the airport the next day, we happened on...

At the crypt of Bernardo O'Higgins (don't they look like German Stormtroopers...

La Moneda - Mint (Rumours of Nazi war criminals escaping to Chile...

At least Robert got to meet Spongebob Squarepants in Santiago before he had to fly home. Richard on the other hand got to meet two the next day and there was a full on street market selling all sorts of stuff. We first went to the Chilean Museum of Precolumbian Art and then to a couple of viewpoints. The first was walking up Cerro Santa Lucia (630 metres high up) and the second we got to by funicular, Cerro San Cristobal (869 metres).

In between we watched the Olypmic singles mens gold medal final where Chilean victor overcame the American fish. The city went wild. You could hear the beeping of horns and cheering from the top of Cerro San Cristobal long after the end of the match.

We caught the 2 km long telerifico (cable car) back down and finished the night off with a few cocktails in a nearby posh hotel before turning in. Richard flies home tommorrow. We have enjoyed travelling with Sarah's brothers a lot and will miss them. Thanks a lot Grey Squirral and The Wasp. See you in October.

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