From there I decided to walk back to the hotel. I had plenty of time and thought it would be a good way to see some of the city. The whole time we were gone, I was never afraid to be out on my own. Of course I stayed mostly in main areas of the cities, but I felt comfortable walking on my own during the day and taking cabs at night. The walk back to the hotel took me through a plaza where people were out celebrating the holiday. I stopped in a variety store and bought a few little things, I had fun using my limited Spanish. People were so kind, I was usually able to make myself understood, either through words or acting out what I wanted.
Back to the hotel, then the airport and an overnight flight home. I had a fantastic time in South America.