Our Day as Santiaguinos
Today we lived like locals. That included taking the bus, fending off a pick pocket (not kidding — but, all is well), eating fresh and dried fruit from vendors at the central market, drinking the famous Terremoto ("earthquake") and taking the funicular to the top of San Christobal Hill. The vistas from the top of the Hill were the high point (ha, ha) of the day. We were treated to breathtaking views of snow capped mountains thanks to Santiago's location in a valley that is surrounded by The Andes. On a somber note: We are watching BBC World News and just found out about today's tragic shooting in Washington, DC. To all of friends who call DC home, our thoughts and prayers are with you.