christmas day and 30 degrees – nice !! we are staying here in `Santiago de Chile´ – the capital of Chile and one of the most interesting cities we passed so far – till tomorrow but already got to know a lot about art and culture in the last three days .. so let me tell you a bit about it: we arrived in our sweet airbnb home which belongs to two artists (consequently the interior looks pretty fancy just like i’d love to have it in my own home) on the 21st of december. luckily `Santiago´ has a good metro system so we could reach the center in about 5 min. from `La plaza de Armas´ we started our tour. first: coffee (what else ?!) then we visited the `Museo chileno de arte precolombiano´ where we got to know so much about life of the people who lived in south america even before Santiago was founded. afterwards we ate the best Empanadas of town in a bakery called `Zanino´ and chilled a bit in one of the beautiful parks. at about 3:oo pm when sun is getting too strong we escaped into the `Museo de bellas Artes´ where we cooled a bit down. later we hiked up the `Cerro Santa Lucia´ – a great garden in the middle of the town with a great view all over it !!
the next day we took a walkaround in the city and visited the `La Moneda´ translated `money´ which represents the palace of the president .. so the name says eveything, right ? after that we went around in the quarter `Paris Londres´ a beautiful area named after one of the most beautiful cities in Europe .. the chileans are really good in finding names for attractions :))
in the evening we went to the `Teatro Municipal´ where we watched the balett of the nutcracker – really great !! but still no real christmas mood coming over here. so now i’m sitting in `Starbucks´, drinking coffee (surprise), writing and listening to `Michael Bublé´ and his gooey christmas songs and thinking about getting an ice cream caus it’s so hot .. merry christmas everyone !!