another fun day
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Today started out with a trip to Viña Cousiño Macul. It is the oldest vineyard in Chile that is still run by the original owners. The tour was informative and fun (they were very generous with the amount of wine they gave, which almost led to a fight). After spending 30 minutes trying to figure out how to get back to the center of Santiago we got off the metro at the Toblaba station, which is in Barrio Suecia. We stopped for a good lunch and then walked along Providencia (the main drag) towards the center of Santiago. The area we walked through had great energy. There were tons of people hanging out with family, eating ice cream or shopping in one of the inviting galerias along the way.
We hopped back onto the Metro (which is a little crowded, but there are tons of trains, so you will never have to wait long) and headed to the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. This is the most famous museum in Santiago, and it definitely deserves that title. The museum is deceptively large and has some of the most well-preserved artifacts I've seen. There was also a temporary exhibit called "Morir para Gobernar, Sexo y Poder en la Sociedad Moche" (Death to get government, sex, and power in the Moche society) which was interesting in it's uniqueness.
On the way back to the Hostal we stopped by the Palacio Moneda and took photos of the crazy statues there.