Chile Honeymoon: Day 1 -- Santiago

When: Thursaday, October 9th, 2014

Where: Santiago, Chile.

Weather: 60s, breezy, and chilly.

When Alex and I stumbled off our red eye flight arrived in Santiago, we grabbed our rental car and headed straight to our hotel, hoping for an early check in and a wink of sleep. Unfortunately, the Hotel Ismael 312 was fully booked, so we had to wait until our proper check in time. We ended up wandering around on foot for a couple of hours. Our hotel was in a really hip and trendy area full of cafes, bars, boutiques, and restaurants. We killed time sight-seeing, drinking copious amounts of cappuccino, and eating cake.

At three o'clock on the dot, we checked in and went straight to our room for a much needed nap. We only let ourselves sleep for a couple hours because we wanted to make sure we would stay on Chile time. It was still light out, so we decided to keep exploring. We took a nice stroll in the park that our hotel room looked over, walked past the art museums, and into the bustling center of town.

We finished up the night sipping cocktails over dinner, and later drinking champagne on the hotel rooftop! Cheers!