Santiago by day
Trip Start Aug 06, 2010
136Trip End Dec 20, 2010
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I go past the internet cafe I left my hat at but unfortunatley for me it's closed, looking like a very slim chance I'll get it back. After checking in at my new hostel I head to the tourist bus stop and this time manage to get on the tourist bus
I get off at my original stop and go to the Museum of pre-Columbian Artefacts. Mainly Incan style bowls and ornaments. There are some mummy type things that are from 5000BC, impressive. I check out the local cathedral although its not as grand as many I have seen (although somewhat more impressive than any of Tawa's 22 churches). The cathederal is in the main plaza and theres some sort of indigenous dancing festival. Not really sure what it is all for but interesting nonetheless.
I swing by the local market to buy a new hat as it gets freezing as soon as the sun goes down. I purchase the most fashionable beanie I can although if it ever was fashionable it was probably in the 70's. I head back to the hostel in time for the asado/bbq. Again its another good feed and everyone's very friendly. I talk to a whole range of people from different countries but end up in a group of a Argentinian guy, brazilian guy and german girl. Its quite a ragamuffin group but good fun and we head out to find a bar
I have asked the receptionist where the cheeziest bar is and he gives us directions to a few places. We end up in some weird bar that is having a rap concert. We stay for a drink but spanish rap isn't quite our scene so move on to the next one. On the way I hear some decent music coming from another street, we investigate and find probably one of the coolest bars I've been too. Its a bar but feels more like someones house and everyone is a local but really friendly.
Again I hit the wall following two nights of little sleep and when they see my eyes dropping off its decided its a good time to head home. At least I get a sleep in tomorrow!