The nice server offered us "Happy Hour" since we were the only people on the street, but of course the only drinks that applied to the happy hour were strong, expensive ones. All in all though I spent about $20 the whole night, including my cab fare back home. A friend and I caught a cab together since we live about a half mile apart, but it took a few tries to find one who wouldn't rip us off too much.
SO! Picture us kids, gringos as we are, camera-wielding, english-speaking, sweating, and all pretty redfaced walking up this mountain. Needless to say it was a bit longer to reach the top than I anticipated, but we all pretty much went at our own paces. I personally preferred to walk with the photographers in our group, who walked slower and saw much more. A perrito (dog) became our buddy and walked along with us, advising us which shortcuts not to take, and making sure all the other perritos knew that this was HIS mountain. We all made it to the top and took a few pictures, admired the smog line, and marveled at the Andes. It was a pretty awesome sight, and the fact that we were there at sunset certainly didn't hurt the view. We all went back down, made plans to meet up later and took off. Again, paces varied but as a result I got to hit the popular hot-dog fast food place with a few people. Hot dogs here, by the way are smothered with katsup, mustard, avocado, and cheese sauce. Not so attractive...but my friends said they were worth trying.
|Second night out!|
|Getting cozy on the metro|
|Trying to beat the other groups!|
|Me laughing, what's new|
Well, I think I'm going to take a nap before dinner and going out. Hope you're all enjoying keeping up with my experiences.