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Attempted to ´see´ Santiago in 24 hours. Had a very good time, including a number of drinks with an interesting British guy called Luke, but in terms of serious sight-seeing I think I failed!
The best thing we walked through was the indoor market area. They had all sorts, including meats and fruits, but by far the most intersting was the fish market which was huge and sold everything you could think of ocean-related, and all fresh too. We couldn't quite work out how they managed to shift such a large amount of fish each day, but when we wandered back through later in the afternoon just as they were closing it was indeed all gone. Perhaps it has something to do with the large number of cheap and good quality seafood restaurants within the market itself, popular with locals and us alike!
We also came across a park which although described to us as a Japanese garden clearly had nothing Japanese about it. It did afford excellent views over the city though, and proved that (when you can see beyond the sky-scrapers) Santiago really has been created in the shadow of the Andes afterall.