Sometimes its the cities without expectations that delight the most.

Santiago is a great city. Laid back vibe with an amazing backdrop of mountains. Great parks, good street art and fantastic markets.

Santiago Part 1

Santiago Part 1

It reminds me of the joys of the less talked about cities such as San Diego, Kumamoto, Hull, and Adelaide!

Santiago Part 1

Santiago

This is a post for those cities that are sometimes overlooked.

Santiago

Santiago

This place is so relaxed about thing that stray dogs have their own houses in the parks

Santiago

Santiago

Can you tell I like this place?

Coffee time in Santiago!

Room view

After a very long bus ride, and equally long taxi ride (seemed like an hour) we made it to the hotel.

Room view

After all the fabulous eating of the past few days we really needed no dinner. We went for a short walk around the neighbourhood… Which is made up of moderately tall buildings, courtyards with little shops, offices, bars, and restaurants.

Colmado coffee - Santiago

Inside of of these we found Colmado Coffee. As they say “time spent on reconnaissance is never wasted”. The coffee was great…. And they had great coffee menus… very reminiscent of our own favourite coffee haunts. While no food was required, we indulged with cake too! Given it is so close to our hotel, we think we will be back.

Colmado coffee - Santiago