So this is what happens when your best friend meets you along the way on a five month journey – you get dolled up and take pictures together. After wearing the same thing for about four days, it was refreshing to change, brush my hair and put lipstick on. Jess has always been my glam friend. Not only is she glam, she is insanely intelligent, and is officially an MD as of this May. For a hypochondriac like me, Jess will always be employed as long as she stays friends with me.
We took these photos at Santa Lucia Hill in Santiago because, well, it is absolutely gorgeous! We had so much fun goofing around and taking these photos, that it was a wonderful reminder why we are friends. I especially love the two photos above. I always knew Jess is much taller than me, but it was not until we started taking pictures and looking at them that I realized just how much taller she is – and tanner. Jess is like Christina Ricci’s Kat from Casper the Friendly Ghost, staring me as the ghost!
Santiago is such a modern and beautiful city, that I could really see myself living there one day. They have perfectly mixed modern conveniences with the charm of the past (as you saw in my earlier post about the fruit and fish markets). As I said when I first introduced Valparaíso, when I originally thought of Chile, I thought of sweeping landscapes, which to the normal Chilean traveler, that is what you would go to see. But for me, while on this five month adventure, Chile was our only destination that had a truly modern and western city, and an urban oasis from the outdoor activities that will and are dominating our trip. So for me, Chile was perfect. I want to say I am both a city and outdoors kind of girl, but in reality, I love the city. I just do and I can now add Santiago to my list of favorites.
Thank you Jess for doing this post with me!
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