These thoughts go through my head at least once every few days as a Canadian expat living in Santiago de Chile. Can you relate?
- So. Much. Salt.
- I need to stop eating all the delicious bread. OK just one more.
- Remind me why I can’t pet OR bring home a stray dog again?
- I HEARD ENGLISH. Who said that?!
- Cheapest best wine EVER. 3$ for a bottle of carmenere? I feel like I’m stealing.
- How can I bring back the most alfajores and capri bars back into Canada?
- Am I a gringa or not? Do I want to be a gringa or not?
- English is so lame.
- I can finally full-out dance to reggaeton songs without (as much) judgement
- EARTHQUAKE!!! Oh right, a 6.4 is just a “temblor”…
- Manjar is a delicious, dangerous thing.
- Pisco means trouble. And a massive “caña” tomorrow.
- No, I am NOT from the U.S. and yes, Canada is very different.
- Quick, think of the few traditional Canadian songs and foods before someone compares my culture to Chile.
- Wait. You guys eat horse?
- This is way too late for me. I value my sleep.
- Fresh squeeze $2 orange juice in el centro is HEAVEN.
- I thought I was just learning Spanish but apparently I speak Chilena now too.
- The Mapocho River is not a river.
- So many allergies. This is my life now.
- Avocados are SO CHEAP. I eat them daily. I love my life.
- Bilz and Pap is un-drinkable.
- I want to wear wedges like all the Chilenas but I’m already a giant here. Dilemma.
- If I hear one more thing about Justin Bieber…
What other thoughts have you had while in Santiago or throughout Chile? I hope you had a laugh at some of these, fellow expats!
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Here is my experience with Culture Shock in Chile
x Jenn, The Redhead Abroad