A national holiday means something different for everyone. For some a bank holiday means enjoying a long weekend, for others it is a day of get together and celebrations. A day where you meet family and friends, enjoy delicious food and a night sky lit by fireworks. In Chile, September 18th is such a day. September 18th is not just one day of celebrating, it’s a whole week! Or rather the whole September, to be honest. Chile really takes it up a notch.
So you arrived in Santiago. You’re a little more settled in now – maybe you already climbed Cerro San Cristobal to check out the views, you’ve braved your first few metro and micro rides, and you’re settling in to life in the city. But what you really need to know about is – where’s good to eat?
This would have been a perfect destination for a daytrip in the surroundings of Santiago – if it wasn’t already very well known amongst tourists …
Santiago may seem like just another bustling, metropolitan city, filled with skyscrapers, traffic and busy streets. But when you explore a little more, you’ll find that the city is full of little pockets of green – beautiful parks all over the city. When summer comes around and you’re dying to embrace the sunshine, there’s no need to leave Santiago to make the most of those long days.
It’s a sunny Saturday in Santiago, and you decide not to leave the city. There is an immensity of neighborhoods to explore, but a special place for a Saturday afternoon walk is Barrio Lastarria.
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