Santiago de Chile
Trip Start Aug 15, 2007
46Trip End Dec 30, 2008
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Craig & I had an incredible seafood dinner with a B-school buddy - Chile“s own Juan Hardessen and his dentist wife Catherine. They left their 4 kids (all aged 5 and under) for a grown up nite out. Juan is a native Valdivian who has been converted by his wife into a Santiaguino.
A distinct high-lite of my trip was hooking up with a great friend from Peace Corps - Seattle product Duane Drummond. Having lived in Chile for 12 years, Duane (between me and Craig in the foto) has married a Chilena and has 2 great kids. In a shock to the system, he is moving the family back to the USA. Wow - after 12 years, many of us will be glad to have Duane back state-side.
No nite in Santiago is complete without “mixing it up“with some locals. Craig and I hung out into the wee hours with Cristian & Chalo Parra. My Chilean brothers with whom I lived upon arrival in Chile in 1995. Then 15 & 17 year old kids, they“re now grown men! Nostalgia galore! We“re pictured here with them and some of their friends.