We first stopped in Santiago on our way to Punta Arenas, where we took the bus down to Torres del Paine. Our second visit was on the way back from Torres and also to be our final stop before our flight to Auckland. To sum up our time in Santiago here is a list of what we managed to see and do in our time there.
Spent the day wondering around the city centre. For some reason they have a heap of Opticians.
Saw the Palacio de la Moneda - complete with giant Chilean flags outside. Just in case you might forget where you are.
Visited one of the many shopping malls and went shopping! Over the past few months we've worn out / got fed up with some of our stuff so thought it time to get some new things.
Visited the numerous neighbourhoods in Santiago that included: Lastarria, Bellavista, Brasil, and Paris-Londres.
Had some drinks in Bellavista and were entertained by the street acts. Our favourite being a Chilean rap duo.
Ran up San Cristobal hill to the 22m statue of Virgin Mary for a great view of the city - complete with smog layer.
Spent the rest of our money on a slap up lunch and a final Pisco Sour before catching the Metro to the airport.
South America you were the best, we miss you already.