Summer Postcards 2015

Sorry, Dorothy

The Yellow Brick Road never looked so good.

Bubsy, Brimful

The leaves of the trees above me rustle, as if whispering in the language of friction, "Are you getting all of this?"

Plaza Baquedano

A view of the Plaza Baquedano (commonly known as the Plaza Italia), a large city square that serves as Santiago’s zero-kilometer marker and is considered the capital’s most important socioeconomic dividing marker, forming the boundary of Providencia and the center of Santiago and, by extension, the wealthy Sector Nororiente (northeastern sector) and the rest of the city. It is also the city’s most popular location for demonstrations and celebrations, especially after football matches.

Santa Lucía

A view of the Santiago skyline, looking northeast from the Cerro Santa Lucía (Santa Lucía Hill). The Cerro San Cristóbal is the large hill at left, while the Andes Mountains are faintly visible in the background.

Parque Bicentenario

A view of the Costanera Center, a skyscraper complex in Providencia that includes Santiago’s tallest buildings (including the tallest building in Latin America) and Latin America’s largest mall, viewed at sunset from Parque Bicentenario in Vitacura.


A view of Valparaíso at night, looking out over the Barrio Financero (Financial District) from the Paseo Gervasoni in its Cerro Concepción neighborhood.

El Tatio

A view of the El Tatio Geysers. Located at the foot of the Andes in the Atacama Desert near San Pedro de Atacama at an elevation of over 14,000 feet, El Tatio is the world’s third-largest geothermal field, and is also the highest geyser basin in the world.

Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter

At some point during the 11-hour flight between Miami and Santiago, a realization finally struck me—I was travelling to the Southern Hemisphere.

Adulthood Is Relative

I am not quite an adult—I can tell by how the conversation often focuses on me, the way adults talk to children.

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