In my previous installment of this trip report, I wrote about how I walked from Parajitos to Estacion Central metro station. I continued to walk east towards the historic center of downtown Santiago Chile, but I was met with a blockade.
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There were a lot of spectators gathering around the Union Latinoamericana metro station and I didn’t know what was going on.
Soon enough, I saw the banners of Presidential Candidate Michelle Bachelet and knew that something was going on with the street closures.
Apparently, it was Michelle Bachelet’s first day in office since she won the Chilean Presidential Election. There was a huge Presidential motorcade that was supposed to come through on the main street of Avenida Bernardo O’Higgins.
I needed to kill some time during my layover, so I waited for the Presidential motorcade to come by. I had goose bumps since I’ve never seen any type of Presidential motorcade in person.