We walked down the street, stopping at Starbucks to get coffee for K (US$2.25 for a grande cafe), and to use their free wi-fi to check emails and make a few phone calls. As we proceeded towards the hotel where the bus was to pick us up, we encountered a lady from the conference. She had taken the bus tour yesterday and found it to be worthwhile. She was also having trouble getting cash from the ATM, so I walked her across the street to a bank and showed her the Chilean procedure, which is not really intuitive.
|Quite a contrast in motorized 2-wheel transport!|
At the bus we connected with several new friends from the conference. The 3 hour ride was very informative, and we saw where the very wealthy Chileans reside. Also got a good history of the city and drove enough around to get a good lay of the land. It was a good tour for us, since it covered entirely new territory and we did not overlap with J's very helpful tour the day before. Between the two tours we saw almost the entire city of 6 million people - about the size of Chicago city limits.
Here are a few photos from the tour...
|Do NOT walk across the street, or you might end up buying a Porsche!|
|This tunnel goes UNDER the enormous Cerro San Cristobal that we went up via Funicular.|
|Chilean irony - have your dessert and then go upstairs to repair the cavities!|