Santiago work week
Trip Start Nov 13, 2008
5Trip End Feb 11, 2009
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So this week I started my actual job here in Santiago - it is wonderful! Every day is a new adventure so I thought I'd try to capture the highlights. There's a great running trail a block from my place so I've been getting out to enjoy the beautiful weather (75 to 80 degrees every day with a light breeze).
I'm getting used to the metro system here - but figured out that I should stay away from buses! The bus system here is completely messed up and people end up waiting hours for buses...it's crazy. They just tried to implement the same system Bogota had, but it didn't work out so well here.
La maquina comio mi tarjeta
Saturday I had the pleasure of getting my check card eaten. Luckily, I had just taken out money so I'm hoping I'll survive until a new card arrives. The joys of international travel!
I made an American friend in my building who is also a runner. She told me about the Santiago 10K today. Registration was closed (10,000 participants!) but we decided we would go run it anyway. We were some of the few people not wearing the bright red Nike tshirts for the race, but we had no problems getting into the race. The first 5K was a bit challenging because it was HOT and the sun was beaming directly on us with no shade. Around 3K I almost stepped on a dead dog and nearly threw up. The last 5K was good, but I was unable to finagle a metal.
Post Race brunch