CHILE  (April 2003)

 

In April 2003, Chuck went to Santiago, Chile for a week to study at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez as part of an international business program with Pepperdine University.  Along with learning about Chile's recent political and economic stability with an emphasis on their wine, salmon and copper industries, Chuck was able to spend some time exploring the city of Santiago.  Santiago has a mix of historic European architecture and modern Western influences.  Seafood is the predominant cuisine, and pisco sours the alcoholic beverage of choice (other than the fine Chilean wines!).  Although I didn't get the chance to hike the Andes, or to Aconcagua (the tallest peak in the world outside of the Himalayas), I hope to go back again to do so!

 

Vina del Mar, a beautiful coastal city which is a popular destination for Chilean and international tourists.

Garvin and Aaron at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez getting ready for a lecture on the Chile-US Free Trade Agreement

The class in front of the main estate of the Concha y Toro winery, Chile's largest producer of wine.

Garvin and Chuck in front of the winery

Cerro Santa Lucia, a beautiful park near downtown Santiago.  The view from the top of castle is well worth the climb!

A busy street in Santiago, just south of the Plaza de Armas.

 

The grounds at the Concha y Toro winery in Pirque, Chile