Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Saturday Afternoon Outing

This past Saturday, my hubby and I decided to go exploring Bellavista, which is an artsy barrio fairly close to where we live. It’s on the base and side of Cerro San Cristobal. It’s famous for its variety of restaurants and its nightlife. It is also where one of Pablo Neruda’s house-now-turned-museum is located (La Chascona, check it out here) and where you can take the funicular (tram) up the cerro (hill) to get to the Virgin located up top.

We walked around quite a bit, making our way to La Chascona (although not entering) and heading back towards the Patio Bellavista, which is the cute little patio area which is very touristy. It has a feria artesania (equivalent of craft shops), but let me say it again—it is very touristy....so in case you aren’t picking up on my point = it is much more expensive to buy a pícaro indio in the Patio Bellavista than it would be at a normal feria artesania. It also has quite a few little restaurants, and that was exactly what we were more interested it. Figures, huh?

We ate some yummy-licious pizza that was definitely not on our post-dieciocho diet. But it was the weekend so what-the-hay?! It was nice to spend alone time together, outdoors in the sun, and forgetting about work or any other stress-related topics. We also spent the afternoon taking pictures. Christian took most of them, but I took a few. Here are the best of the bunch from both of us:


5 comments:

Mamacita Chilena said...

I have been to the restaurant in the last picture and those chairs are so comfy!!!

By the way, next time you are in Bellavista there is a great restaurant called Tapas y Copas (or maybe Copas y Tapas) on the street Dardignac, right off Pio Nono. It's SO good. Maybe we should do a girl's night there or something...

nyGRINGAinCHILE said...

hey! LOVED your pix...does your hubby do this as a serious hobby? does he have a website? they were really great, seriosuly.

Tyffanie said...

@Mamacita--I think a girls night at Tapas y Copas sounds lovely! I totally enjoy going to new places. On a side note, I read your comment on Emily´s blog about beign in the top 2% of Chileans if you make a combined income of over $890,000 pesos/month...just curious where you got that info? It seems really low to be in the top 2% but who knows?!

@nygringainchile--thanks for the compliment! Photography has become a pretty serious hobby of my husband's (more than studying English!)...but he doesn't have a website or anything yet. Maybe we should consider that....Hope all is well!

claresays said...

Very fun pictures.

Lynn said...

aunt lynn says "Both you and Christian have great photographic talent. I think a small business, down the road, is imminent. It all looked like a lot of fun.

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