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