I don’t know if it’s this realization that I’m leaving soon, the fact that the weather has suddenly given the city a facelift or just that I’ve finally gotten over the homesickness phase of living abroad, but I’ve really fallen in love with this city! Today after a nice coffee with one of my program … More I Love Santiago
Now that I’ve been an Intern at Patagonia Sur for over a month (hard to believe), the directors of the various programs affiliated with the company (aka my bosses) are finally starting to trust me enough to give me some juicy projects to work on! While this is great news for my career as a … More “Chile” Cheese Fries
Just to clarify: this post has nothing to do with the Billie Holliday song. Although I do love Billie Holliday, and “Strange Fruit” may be one of the most hauntingly poignant songs dealing with racism in the U.S. ever written. If you’re unfamiliar with it, you should definitely look it up and be cultureducated! (but … More Strange Fruit
Today I decided to explore a nearby artisan village called Pueblito Los Dominicos, or Centro Artesanal Los Dominicos. I came ready with a check-list of souvenirs that I’m on a mission to obtain before coming home, but more on that later. Los Dominicos is the last stop on the red line of the metro, so … More Pueblito Los Dominicos (and 5 souvenirs my loved ones should be expecting)
Today I’ve officially been in Santiago for one month! I can’t believe it’s been that long. I still feel like such a tourist. Alejandra and I met for coffee yesterday so she could check up on me and see how I was doing. Her first question was, “What have you seen in Santiago so far?” … More Café con piernas (with legs) and Pastel de Choclo (Corn Pie)
Today I went with my host family to a Fonda in Vitacura. A Fonda, for those of you who don’t know, is a huge outdoor festival with lots of food, music, games, rides and Cueca dancing! These things are huge! And they’re basically just an explosion of national pride and traditional Chilean culture, which meant … More I’m fonda’ Fondas!
You know that old expression, “That’s as American as apple pie”? Well it turns out that Chileans have their own version of this phrase: “Eso es más chileno que mote con huesillos!” or “That’s more Chilean than mote con huesillos!” Since the National Holliday was this week, mote con huesillos have been everywhere! So of … More More Chilean than Mote con Huesillos