Monday, July 15, 2013

Visiting Santiago

For anyone who follows me on Instagram, you know that I was recently in Santiago, Chile. While the majority of my time was spent working (shooting a commercial), I did have the chance to explore the city (a tad), experience the culture, and enjoy the beautiful mountainous scenery. Below are some photos from my trip if you'd like to see. 

Everywhere we went, I was so inspired by the beautiful Andes mountains that served as a great backdrop for most of our locations. The way the mountains were snow-capped only at the top made it look like they were floating at times. The scenery actually reminded me a lot of Utah, where I went to college.

{Colo Colo Football Stadium}

{These clouds made for some incredible sunsets!}

This was the view from my hotel room. Santiago has a very European-feel with a nice South American vibe tied into it. It's very clean and the sidewalks and large and beautifully tiled. There are also dogs that wander around the city, but they are not scary or sad-looking. The ones I saw were actually quite cute!

Santiago is home to the tallest building in all of Latin America, the Gran Torre Santiago. We tried to visit the top, but it's not open to the public, possibly due to the fact that it's still under construction.

On our way to the airport, we made a quick stop at Centro Artesanal Los Dominicos, a very cool, authentic-feeling shopping plaza. It was filled with merchants selling various Chilean goods, including alpaca knits and lapis lazuli jewelry. There was even a menagerie in the middle with peacocks and other birds co-habitating. I loved the vibe here.  

While it's hard to capture in a photo, one of my favorite parts about being in Chile was being able to use my Spanish. I'm definitely no pro, but I still got it! (So long as people talk slowly and are patient in listening to me. ;)

1 comment:

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

It's not my favorite city in SA, but I loved Santiago! The Andes are just amazing.