South America, Travel Advice

Why I Could Easily Make Santiago, Chile My Home

February 20, 2013 • By

Neighborhood dogs relax like a boss on the street corners of Santiago unencumbered by meddling humans. We witnessed packs of roaming dogs throughout South America where most were left to their own devices. Rumor has it that they are not spayed or neutered due to strong Roman Catholic influences in the continent. I can neither prove nor disprove that rumor, but there is no refuting that anyone or anything could feel at home here.  

There are some places where you never feel as if you are a stranger.  Even though, you’ve never seen the place before, you feel some kinship….some familiarity.  You can find yourself walking down avenues and boulevards that you may have once dreamt about, but it was never real until now.  


Nestled in the background of this open courtyard is the majestic Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago. One of the things that I found to be most welcoming were the random greenspaces that allowed you to sit and take in your surroundings.

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