March 2016, my first trip to Chile… Santiago de Chile(and Valparaiso). What to do in Santiago? What to see? Or…what to eat? A good tip can be: join a free walking tour, and more specific: “The Santiago Offbeat Walking Tour” . A nice,cool first introduction to Chile, the Chilenos their habits and culture. Yep, also their food culture. Avocados a volonté,and there is much more! One of the highlights of the “Offbeat Tour” is discovering Chile’s largest food markets: Mercado Central and La Vega Central (also known as Feria Mapocho). With a smile, the vendors gonna prepare you a smoothie, or let you try a traditional local Sopapilla(fried round pumpkin bread)! I really hope, my picture gallery can convince you to have a stroll in La Vega & Mercado Central if you are in Santiago de Chile:).