Santiago dreamin’

So I’m a little more than 36 hours from departure time and I am so full of thoughts, feelings and to-do’s that the idea of sleep is a total joke. What better way to fight insomnia than to start blogging, eh? I’ve been learning so much about Chile and wanted to share some interesting factoids:

  • Chile got its name from natives that first occupied the land. The meaning of the word Chile means “Where the land Ends”.
  • The Capital of Chile is Santiago de Chile – where I’ll be spending the next 6 weeks!
  • Chile is the leading global exporter of salmon
  • Over 1/3 of the world’s copper production is done in Chile
  • Chile has the largest annual fireworks show in all of South America.  I wonder how it stacks up against Thunder Over Louiville??
  • Michelle Bachelet Jeria was Chile’s first ever female president (elected in 2006)
  • Chile is the sixth largest exporter of wines…..I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

** The image in the header of my blog is a satellite view of Santiago, Chile. The City sits in the Santiago Basin and is flanked by the Andes to the east the Chilean Coastal Range to the west.

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2 thoughts on “Santiago dreamin’

  1. Kelley Bright

    Just had my last chat with you before you head to the airport…your off to an amazing adventure! Drinks lots of wine for me (or bring some home). We’ll miss you and can’t wait to hear all your stories- blog often!

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