Arriving in Santiago we stopped at Motoaventura to see if the Heidineu tires for the 650 GS had arrived yet. They are 2 blocks down from the new BMW dealership, which is now the second largest in the world. The service department will move from the old location to there in 2 weeks, so we headed there to see Filipe for our valve checks.
We checked into the Rio Amazonias Hostal on the recommendation of Gino and Fiona. It is in a great location in central Santiago.
We walked to and climbed up the Cerro Santa Lucia for a panoramic view of the city.
Next we headed to the Plaza des Armes and the Cathedral.
There are several pedestrian only roads from here and one leads to the Mercado central. On the corner is a great empanada place packed with locals and where we had a delicious lunch. Inside is the fish market and lots of overprices restaurants.
The valve checks at BMW Santiago are done and there are no issues. The tires arrived by air shipment to Motoadventura from Germany today too. Things are looking up.Here in Chile its not BMW!
The last project for us was to get the velcro on Daniel’s suit replaced!