Posts Tagged: Santiago

The Homestay Experience

The whole trip entering Chile I felt small. I was just a boy on a tiny green bus that rode on the thin, snow covered international pass, “Los Libertadores”. The road, the bus, and I meandered through the international border, insignificant in size, age, and wonder next to the towering Aconcagua and all of the… Read more »

Chile Travels 2

Michael Aleman, PUC Exchange, Fall 2012 The following are pictures from a few different trips I made during the semester. La Ligua This is a small town located 160km northwest of Santiago, known for its textiles and sweets. Lush green hills surround the town and make for great sightseeing if you decide to climb some… Read more »

Chilean Graffiti

One of the most noticeable sights around Santiago and Chile in general is the graffiti/murals/protest banners. The following are some of my favorites. Found in Puerto Natales, a tourist town known for Torres del Paine National Park, one of Chile’s most famous attractions. The first banner says “Indefinite halt!!! For better salaries”, while the second… Read more »

Chile Travels 1

 Michael Aleman, PUC Exchange, Fall 2012 On a personal level, my favorite thing about being able to study abroad in Chile is the opportunity to leave the city behind and get to know what really makes this country unique. Posted below are some pictures with highlights from a couple different places I’ve been. Valparaíso This… Read more »