The Aftermath

The Aftermath

It’s surreal walking around my neighbourhood today. Broken glass is sprayed everywhere, fresh spray-paint appears on the sides of otherwise familiar buildings, and fires burn in the middle of the street. The ciaos continues in the traffic as the lights lay broken (more…)

Photos: Chilenidad!

Photos: Chilenidad!

It’s September, which means a whole lot of fun in Chile.
“El Dieciocho” is the Chilean independence day – which means a bunch of celebrations lasting all weekend. If you’re thinking of visiting Chile, make sure you do so on this weekend, really.

Enough words, I’ll let the photos tell the story. Taken last night at the inauguration ceremony, Parque Inés de Suárez, Fiesta Dieciochera 2011.

 

And it wouldn't be a Chile photoblog without a snap of a couple making out in public. There's a lot of love displayed publicly here in Chile, and I for one like it.

 

So much patriotism, so much fun, and so Chile. I hope you enjoyed the ride.

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Serenaded at university

Serenaded at university

Last week while sitting at my desk at uni a man started singing, at the top of his lungs, to me…

There is famous song in Chile with my name in it… Te Recuerdo Amanda. After one of the ladies in the room sighed loudly and sharply spoke a phrase in Spanish, the singing came to an end and we all got back to work.

It turns out that the song, Te Recuerdo Amanda, is actually a sad song that is used as an emblem to mark the tough political journey Chile has had over the past fifty years. It is this very political journey that you cannot ignore while spending time in Santiago. (more…)