santiago

Day 6: El Centro

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My dad loves making himself laugh before a photo is taken : )

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The first time I have ever seen THIS : Kids in Chile who start college I guess go through this type of hazing.

They walk around with paint all over themselves; anything disgusting like eggs, “liquids” from animals, flour… I can’t even make up the crusty stuff I saw in their hair.

They smell.

They also have to ask for a certain amount of money before they’re finished humiliating themselves!

They are walking around with their pants ripped off  and no shoes…

I’m glad I didn’t go to college here !

 

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Michelle!

(that’s her SECOND empanada)

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THIS is the famous empanada de Pino. It has meat, onions, black olives, boiled egg, and a seasoning I don’t know.

My grandma used to make these for us when I was younger and crave it when I visit.

Order it with a Chilean salad: onions, tomotos, and cilantro –

RICO!

 

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More clouds

 

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PAU

Day 5: An Artist’s Paradise

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MIA

 www.miapinturas.com

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Totoy Zamudio

www.totoyzamudio.blogspot.com

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Primas

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I don’t really know what my face is turning into but hopefully I’ll figure it out before I go home!

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Walking home I found this tough guy

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Cottonball Sky

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PAU.

Day 4: Bellas Artes

 

Today I went to  Bellas Artes, which is sort of like the “Brooklyn” of Santiago. The artsy ‘hip’ area of the city  ..

We checked out the museum first..

“Unidos en la Gloria y en la Muerte”

Hard.

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Belleza

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This painting is called “Cabeza” (Head) — I like the chaotic colors and the movement in this piece so much

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Self-Portraits on a Mac computer mixed together to make 4 huge pieces?

Buena!

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 This is by Klaudia Kemper – An older crazy Chilean/ Brazilian artist who grew on me the longer I looked

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 Mom?

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 Paper Maché eggs and strange paintings that actually go great together

(Klaudia Kemper)

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A mural of a city in a clothing store — love the simplicity! 

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 Heading home.

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 Providencia, Santiago is my second home.

This time of year is so wonderful because the weather is perfect and the trees are so green !

During the week everyone either walks or rides their bike.

I, myself, am walking to Starbucks in this photo.. so American!

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PAU

 

Day 3: Ten Year Reunion

 

TEN YEARS LATER

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DAY 4

My Best ceviche of my life– Don’t eat the pepper !

Restoran Pachamama

(Antonio Varas 2230)

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 Tami’s dog Syrah -I want her!

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I didn’t do too much on this day just hung out and went to bed early like my usual grandma self.

-PAU

Santiago, Chile: Day 2

 Jet-lag didn’t hit me as hard here as my Japan/Thailand trip. We were vampires for a good week out in Asia. Here, I woke up at about noon and felt pretty normal!

My dad and Michelle picked me up  for lunch at Da Dino’s– the cheesiest, most delicious pizza in the city by far!

We ordered Salmón Ahumado and Hawaiano!  Yum.

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We all had a good 2 hours catching up on life .. Drinking good beer..

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the Original Capitan Memo

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It was a pretty relaxed day, took some shots of the city’s buildings– Chileans love architecture!

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Here’s a new, pretty one in the center of it all

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Chileans also love to make a quick buck — they will entertain you at every red light by dancing, playing with fire, cheerleading, comedy acts – lo que sea!

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We then went to the new GINORMOUS mall in Providencia – 7 levels! It’s a great mall actually, they’re catching up with a lot of stores from the U.S. like Steve Madden, MAC Cosmetics, Aldo, H&M .. they even have a machine in the parking lot that finds your car when you forget where you parked.  Catch up America!

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I ended up having a mellow night at home and caught up on good sleep.

On to day 3!

PAU.