travel

A Day in San Francisco

This is my lovely friend Andrea. She lives in Napa and I paid her a visit this week…

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Nothing says ‘Welcome Home’ than a Gold-Toothed Gargoyle

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CATS?

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Miss Van.

It’s a shame someone just had to draw a fuzzy mustache on her and ruin a piece of art!

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Til next time San Francisco!

City of Hazy Days, Good coffee, Trees, Hippies, and Creepy Houses!

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

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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

 

Santiago, Chile trip #6: Day 1


I arrived in Santiago at 7am , barely sleeping 2 hours out of the 13 hour flight. My dad was waiting for me since 6:45 but couldn’t find him for a good hour ; it didn’t help when his phone died. Great! When I did find him we hugged and headed for the car when I saw this sweet dog as homeless as could be. There are A LOT of homeless doggies here in Chile unfortunately, but Dad says it’s only gotten better over the years. My heart breaks for them!

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I pet him a couple minutes and of course he followed me – I always fall for it. Sorry buddy!

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My dad and I go to breakfast after not seeing eachother for a year!

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I get to my rented apartment in Providencia ( thanks JoDee for recommending Airbnb.com, it’s the best!)

It’s pretty cute and comfortable, I have a little kitchen and everything.

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After that LONG flight I hopped in the tub and caught up on some reading

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Messing around til our dinner at my cousin Panchita’s house..

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La Luna..

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My cousin’s backyard has an incredible view of the city

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My sister Michelle has been here 2 and a half months already!

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My cousin Panchita! Love her!

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Maca, Michelle, Me, Panchita- Sisters and Cousins!

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Dad snuck in this one

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Maca and her hubby

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Like father , like daughter!

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Pare a fumar!!

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Todos comiendo..

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Panchita and her super adorable son

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Any resemblance?

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Nice teeth Michelle! I like this picture

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Happy!

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Something was funny!

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Dad entertaining the party as always!

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My first night back was definitely a great one! I love my family so much and I’m so happy to be back.

-PAU