I bought an italian greyhound, because they're fast...REALLY FAST. In fact I have two italian greyhounds, a boy and a girl. Not only is the breed fast, they are also full of energy. This weekend I took my dogs to Parque Arauqo in Las Condes, a suburb of Santiago, in order to give them the opportunity to run around and burn up some of that extra energy. One of the great things about Santiago, is that you can generally take your dog to any park that you want and let them run around off leash. While at the park, we saw one of Santiago's many "Callejeron's" or stray dogs as we say in the states. As you can see in the video below, this dog tried his best to chase down my IG, however my dog was just too fast.
video of italian greyhound being chased
Overlooking Bangkok Atop The Banyan Tree Hotel
Bangkok met and exceeded my expectations before I even left the airport. From what I’ve seen on TV, I guess I was expecting everyone to be barefoot riding around in rickshaws. Stepping out of the airplane however, I was met with one of the biggest and most modern of airports that I have ever flown through.
As a side note, I’ve found that most travel shows pretty much lie to you. They show foreign countries as if they are still stuck in the 13th century or something. For Americans to put that into perspective, it would be like only showing the backwoods of Alabama anytime another country’s travel programs talked about the US. That’s perhaps why, in the back of my mind, I thought of Bangkok as the rickshaw capital of the world. I was wrong.
Not trying to start up any controversy or anything, however this online commercial/video is bizarre in the least. In the Bing video below, the storyline is simple. Guy doll meets girl doll, they fall in love, guy realizes he was dreaming, life goes on. The problem with this video is that they don’t “fall” in love, they flat out MAKE love. At 2:00 into the video, it appears that the girl doll grabs the Johnson of the boy doll just after the boy doll grabs the buttocks of the girl doll. If only they had stopped there. Following that interaction, during the hot lovemaking scene, at 2:10 the boy doll begins to hotly rub all over the girl dolls genitals. That apparently wasn’t enough as they soon drop into a Christmas stocking, where their actions are blocked. However, blocked or not, it leaves little to the imagination as the stocking was rocking like craaazy. I guess when the stockin’ is a rockin’, you’d better wait at least 5-15 minutes to see what Santa left you, and don’t bother complaining if it’s a little sticky either.
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Peluqueria Francesa - One of the best restaurants in Chile
Living and working in Chile has proven to be quite the transition from life in the states. I now wish I had had more than a week to prepare before heading down here. Now that I think about it, I had less than a week. I was interviewed and offered the job on a Monday, I then had to be in the country the following Sunday in order to start work on Monday. Woulda, coulda, shoulda right?
One of the challenges to life in Santiago has been finding great food. In life, I want (feel free to read need) great food. Not ok food, as I’ve had enough filler to last me a lifetime, but Anthony Bourdain’s infamous “food porn.” Unfortunately for me, during my first 5 weeks in Santiago, great food managed to escape me. However, last week I finally experienced it with the help of some local chilenos.