Santiago, Chile – Days 1 and 2

I enjoyed taking in some sights around the city yesterday.  It’s awe-inspiring to see a building towering above the others around it, then to look up and see an Andean peak twice that building’s height looming behind it!  This is the view from my hotel room:

View from my Santiago hotel room

For me, the highlight while exploring Santiago yesterday was climbing Cerro Santa Lucia.  Castillo Hidalgo sits atop it, a fortress with rewards hidden all around for the observant visitor—statues, walkways, fountains.

Katherine Quevedo at Castillo Hidalgo

This morning I got to go horseback riding in the Andes.  The peaks were stunning.  My horse, Pluto, enjoyed munching on grass every chance he got.

Katherine Quevedo horseback riding in the Andes