When we reached Santiago we could hardly walk, as our legs weren't used to it anymore.
Santiago struck us as surprisingly fresh! It has a very young and bohemian population. We've spend only a day there because Patagonia was calling. Fortunately we would be back in some days. We still had the chance to explore a bit of the city.
We visited the Barrio Belavista and Pablo Neruda’s house: La Chascona (rougly translated to “The Curly” or "The Wild Hair"). It was named in honor of Matilde Urrutia Neruda's secret lover that later became his third wife, which had, you've guessed it, a wild and curly hair. La Chascona is a box of surprises where each division holds a bunch of little details of architecture, design and decoration. On its whole it is a quite magical place! Who wonder the Chilean poet had such a knack for houses.
Next on: our detour to Chiloé!