The anamoly of a blooming desert

A strangely and beautifully blooming desert. Four girls that just wanna have fun. A pit stop on the way up north to see penguins and sea lions.  Photo shoots in endless fields of flowers. Cruising the open, sunny road in a rented car with the music booming and the mouths moving with conversation that never…

Pristine Water in Las Siete Tazas

Las Siete Tazas is an amazing long-weekend getaway from Santiago. My best friend from Wisconsin had recently landed in Chile to visit me and this was a perfect place to take her, a magnificent showing of the beauty Chile has to offer. We headed to Molina, near Curico, which is about 4 hours by bus, and then…

Cerro Minillas

Altitude: 2,467 meters; 8,094 feet Incline: 1,660 meters; 5,446 feet Distance: 17 km; 10.56 miles Time: 7-9 hours round trip Difficulty: mid-high (physical), normal (technical) One of the reasons I came to Santiago were for these mountains. They are gorgeous, humoungous, and numerous. Look in one direction and there’s more than you can count. To me,…

Cerro Carbon

Altitude: 1, 344 meters; 4,410 feet Incline: 676 meters; 2,218 feet Time: 2-4 hours round trip Difficulty: normal (physical), normal (technical) Looking right over Santiago, Cerro Carbon was an ideal evening excursion. It is a relatively easy climb located very near Santiago, right off the highway. In total, it took us about an hour a half to the…

Cerro Purgatorio

Altitude: 2, 458 meters; 8,064 feet Incline: 1,671 meters; 5,482 feet Distance: 14.8 km; 9.2 miles Time: 6-9 hours round trip Difficulty: high (physical), normal (technical) Another beautiful Saturday in the books. Cerro Purgatorio was a fantastic mountain to get out for a day trip and put my body to the test. It is located in Cajon del Maipo,…

Presidential elections in Chile and a few things we could learn

Sunday, November 17 marked Chile’s presidential elections. Leading up to this day, it was interesting for me to note the differences from our process. Election Campaigns  1. No commercial advertising. The substance-lacking, exhaustive commercials we see every day for months on end don’t exist here. I’d love to see this in The States, especially since our commercials…