We are now in Santiago, Chile, sitting on the rooftop of our hotel in order to find an internet signal, drinking a little vino, eating cashews...we stopped at a winery on the way here and purchased three bottles of wine to enjoy during our stay.
Our driver and tour guide picked us up at the dock this morning and took us on a tour of Valparaiso, stopping at various places, and then dropped us off at our hotel. Hmmm, it is not in the best of places, so we discovered, but I think that is true of a lot of Santiago. We were warned not to wear any jewelry out and to be careful with our possessions, even during the day time, and not to venture out at night. Sigh. Welcome to the real world.
Janet has a headache, so it is we three sitting here on the rooftop where we enjoyed a beautiful sunset and are now seeing the city lights surround us.
Tomorrow we will probably hit the Ho/Ho bus and see what the local area has to offer. Santiago is a big city, and that is not our preference, but we'll see what there is to see and determine if it is worth a revisit. At least the folks are friendly, and Spanish is much more user friendly than Portugese. Can you tell Brazil is not our favorite country?
Thanks for all the birthday wishes....another day on this side of the dirt is always a good one!
Love from Chile...buenos noches, y'all!