Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

Chelsea – Dress: Ralph Lauren; Shoes: Madewell (similar here); Earrings: Banana Republic; Bracelet: Macy’s
Jess – Skirt: Banana Republic (similar here); Shirt: Loft (similar here); Shoes: unknown

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.

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago    IMG_7115a

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!

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

Santa Lucia Hill Santiago

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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  1. So happy to see this post in my feed today. I love you girls!! You both look so fresh and sophisticated.

    • Thank you Tatiana :) I had such a beautiful time with Jess! The three of us will have to plan another trip sometime soon!

  2. Wonderful Chelsea! You have me dreaming of Santiago – never thought of going there. What beautiful shots of you two. Friendship is a special thing and the ones who will meet you around the world are a class of their own.

    Enjoy and keep the posts coming! I only now realized how long your journey is. I’ll keep checking on SF for you.


    • Thank you Catherine! It was so special to have Jess meet me. We had not gone on a big trip together since high school, so it was about time for an abroad reunion :)

      Yes, please keep an eye on SF for me! I am starting to miss home a little more than I would like to admit.

  3. Lovely photos, and you two look stunning. I would love to travel with my best friend one day. Have fun in New Zealand and thanks for linking up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” today.
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

    • For a year! I am so jealous! Are you going to travel or work? Also, I am sure your family and friends are jumping at the bits to meet you traveling!

  4. That white dress is gorgeous and it fits you like a glove. Love the different textures and patterns. You both look fabulous. So jealous of your travels. Thanks for the sweet words you left on my blog. ~Cynthia

    • Thank you Cynthia! We still have three and a half months to go with our travels! It feels like such a long time, but the two months that have already flown by have just gone by in a blink!

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