Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Welcome to Santiago!
Hola mis amigos (hello my friends)! I'm now in Santiago, comfortably settled in my third floor apartment with a wonderful family, attending classes every day, and close enough to walk to most of the major centers in the city.
I live on a tiny street that only runs one block called Capuchinos
Sebastian (Ta-tan) is 25 and is studying film in Santiago. He's in his 3rd year of university so he's really busy much of the time.
Javier is 20 and is studying drums privately (but for a degree). He is in a serious relationship and has a daughter who is one year old and adorable (from the pictures, I haven't met her yet but I will soon!). He works as a DJ every night (from 9 PM to around 4 AM) in a local bar. Ta-tan also works there on weekends as a bartender and cook.
There is one other brother (27) who lives in France and plays cello, I don't think I get to meet him...
Most mornings I go for a run in a park that's about 10 blocks north of my house. Hopefully this will help get me in shape for the pickup frisbee I play with some really good players on Sundays...
In the mornings I walk to school (~20 minutes). I usually hang out in this sunroom before class begins
The old castle is beautiful, with antique cannons, pools and fountains