Santiago Day 5- The Strike Strikes Again:
Our third attempt at a museum day was an utter failure with the ongoing government workers strike. So we planned a walking tour. We walked the length of Providencia street- a commercial and business area with wide sidewalks. It seemed that our luck had changed and we were finally provided with a warm sunny day to enjoy. By lunchtime we had made it to Patio Bellavista, a touristy complex with lots of restaurants and artisanal shops. We continued all the way to the main entrance to Cerro San Cristorbal, determined to end the walk with a nice view of the city. But alas, the park workers were on strike!!! No entrance for us! Luckily, we found La Chascona, one of Pablo Neruda's houses, nearby and had a nice informative tour. We ended our day with a visit to Pueblo Los Dominicos, a true artisanal craft market, with a wide variety of local arts.