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Santiago Photo Journal, Day 6

Our final day in Santiago began with a stroll to the Palacio de La Moneda, Chile’s version of the White House.
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This building was originally the Royal Mint of Chile before becoming the Presidential Palace.

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A changing of the guard ceremony took place while we were there.

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The Palacio de La Moneda also houses a cultural center.

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Inside the cultural center was an exhibit on Easter Island, the famous Pacific island with its large stone sculptures, which was annexed by Chile.

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Their main exhibit, however, was called “Album of Chile. Portrait of a Nation,” which included photography depicting the country’s national identity.

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We had lunch next to Plaza de Armas in a hall that housed hot dog stand after hot dog stand.

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On the menu for today was Italianos, the toppings on the hot dog named for the colors of the Italian flag: tomatoes (red), guacamole (green) and mayo (white). The tomatoes are obscured by the other ingredients.

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We weren’t the only ones enjoying lunch here.

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Next was a visit to La Vega, Santiago’s fruit and vegetable market.

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Hundreds of thousands of people visit the market daily.

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The building is 60,000 square meters.

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Adjacent to La Vega is a smaller flower market.

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We enjoyed one last dip in our rooftop pool…

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…with Cerro San Cristobal in the background.

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Palacio de La Moneda at night.

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There was a film crew in our neighborhood in the evening.

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Our trip concluded with by ordering a Terremoto, translated as Earthquake, in a local bar.

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A terremoto is a popular local drink made with white wine, fernet and topped with pineapple ice cream. After drinking it, your are supposed to feel as if an earthquake took place.
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