Monday, April 23, 2012

More about life in Santiago.

Well it's now April 23rd, 2012 and it's hard to believe we've been in Santiago for over 2 months and away from the U.S. for 6 months.  Some days it feels like it's been 6 years and other days, it feels like it was only yesterday that we were walking across Spain with Eamonn and Brend trying to imagine what our life in South America would be like.  Below, you'll see some pictures of our everyday life:  getting on and off the metro, hanging up laundry, going to work, etc...  Becky's Dad asked a while back to see some everyday life pictures so hopefully this is what you had in mind Dad.  We'll try to put up some more of where we go grocery shopping and our favorite cafes but for now, here are a few pics.  Mark will probably include a few from his work with as well.  You probably don't have to think about it too much to figure out which photos you see below are Mark's and which ones are Becky's.  God bless her.  She tries.

Entrance to the metro (green line) that is closest to our apartment.  Parque Bustamante is its name.  

E-Class.  Where Becky works.  This is one of their three offices.

Inside the E-class office.  Those two lovely ladies do not work with me.  The office behind the balloons is where I go to pick up stuff, get work assignments, etc... I (Becky) was too embarrassed to ask to take a photo of my coworkers.

Mark fixing the grapevines that hang over our wall.

Laundry day.

This is the Museo de Bellas Artes.  Haven't been in it yet but it's pretty close to our apartment.

On the red line.  The Metro turns into a bunch of fast-moving sardine cans during rush hour.

Look at all the people waiting to board.  (More like look at all the people waiting to shove their way onto the train.)  It's not always this crowded but between 8 and 10 a.m. and 7 and 9 p.m. it's usually this bad or worse.  The Santiago metro is pretty awesome though in spite of overcrowding.  Trains run often and on schedule AND they're clean!  Boston could learn a thing or two from the Santiago metro.

A bus, a taxi, and a pedestrian.

Some friends of ours from Sri Lanka who came to Chile through Start-up Chile.  It's a government program designed to encourage entrepreneurs to come to Chile to start up their companies. 
Getting ready to eat some SPICY food at our place.


  1. Those food pics are making me hungry. And the sun is making me wish I had money in the bank and an up to date passport!

    1. don't worry miriam. the sun is working it's way up to you. winter is coming to chile!