2012 So Far In Photos

So far, 2012 has been cra-zay. Between the holidays, and work, and games of Angry Birds various other social engagements I’ve been out straight recently. Luckily, I’ve also had my camera. So here goes, a summary of my past few weeks, in photos.

El Yeco

New Year’s day at El Yeco, a beach near Algarrobo. Beautiful.

Tour of ARCIS University and Barrio Yungay, by two of the best profes in Chile. Did you all know that the ARCIS campus used to be a foundry?

El Teatro Municipal de Santiago

A night at the Municipal Theater to see 30 & Tres Horas Bar, which made me stop hating Los Tres.

Who knew going to a ski area in the summer could be fun?

A summer time drive up to Valle Nevado without a ride up the chair lift because we were too late (it closes at 4). I wasn’t too torn up about it. I’m afraid of heights, and plus, we got to see lots of condors and I ate one of the best cheeseburgers ever.

Only the very beginning of the extreme weirdness.

Eileen and I tried to be cultured and go to a Santiago A Mil event, but it was WAY. TOO. WEIRD. So instead we ate some questionable empanadas, drank some good beer, and as they say here in Chile, we fixed the world (arreglamos el mundo, in other words, chatted A LOT).

Dancing, good meat, Polynesian dancers and the best bathroom decor ever.

Los Buenos Muchachos is a restaurant in Barrio Brasil (Cumming 1031) where they put on a show while you eat. There are typical dances from around Chile, and they encourage audience participation. After the show there is a live band and everyone dances. I was a little skeptical, but it was a great time. Extra highlights included the women’s rest room, the half-naked Easter Island dancers and the cute waiter who gave me extra french fries. I mean it can’t be called Los Buenos Muchachos for nothing!

And I don’t have any pictures, but today we went to Cousiño Macul Vineyard here in Santiago. What better way to end a crazy couple of weeks than with some Cabernet Sauvignon?

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25 thoughts on “2012 So Far In Photos

  1. I had no idea about the Arcis University campus, and I studied there, haha. And love your comment about “Los buenos muchachos” hahaha GPD!!

    • Well you studied at the music campus which I don’t think was a foundry. 🙂 Just the casa central in Libertad. And it’s just that the name of the restaurant is perfect! Hehehe. 😉

      • Yeah I know that I studied in a different campus, I was just refering that I studied at Arcis and I didn’t know that fact about Casa Central, GPD!!, haha!

  2. I had no idea about the Arcis University campus, and I studied there, haha. And love your comment about “Los buenos muchachos” hahaha GPD!!

    • Well you studied at the music campus which I don’t think was a foundry. 🙂 Just the casa central in Libertad. And it’s just that the name of the restaurant is perfect! Hehehe. 😉

      • Yeah I know that I studied in a different campus, I was just refering that I studied at Arcis and I didn’t know that fact about Casa Central, GPD!!, haha!

  3. I was pleasantly surprised by Los Buenos Muchachos when I went too. And Cousiño Macul sounds like a fun trip – one of the vineyards I haven’t yet made it to, but that might have to change!

    • I like Cousiño Macul because it’s really old and pretty. When you are there you don’t even realize that you’re in Santiago! Our guide this time wasn’t great, but I went with my mom and sister two years ago and it was excellent.

  4. I was pleasantly surprised by Los Buenos Muchachos when I went too. And Cousiño Macul sounds like a fun trip – one of the vineyards I haven’t yet made it to, but that might have to change!

  5. haha, i can almost picture the weird cultural event on santiago a mil 🙂 you two were adventerous for trying!

    And I couldn’t agree more with your last line… looks like a great start to the year!

  6. haha, i can almost picture the weird cultural event on santiago a mil 🙂 you two were adventerous for trying!

    And I couldn’t agree more with your last line… looks like a great start to the year!

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