Que Cajones Hago Aquí?! (What the f*%#^# am I doing here?)

This heading is the first thing Gonzalo taught me. Without really knowing what I was saying, he made me say it to his mother, (!) my teachers and everyone I met when I first got to Santiago. Spanish humour is just like Australian! Sneaky bugger! So much has happened since I first arrived. It has …

Clogs

I discovered the other day that clogs came from the celts. They were different to the Dutch ones, due to the often muddy and wet conditions, and they had platforms so their feet would not get wet. Farmers used them mostly. then, thanks to Sybille Yates, i came across this wonderful little YouTube clip of …

Life in Santiago

Right now, I'm sitting under the ancient stone arches in Rua Nova, enjoying the hustle and bustle and the ambience of Santiago life. Children walk by dressed in their quaint little dresses and 'outfits', followed by their beautifully dressed parents. Yes, Santiago may be a smallish town but they have style. European women dress beautifully. …