Fun fact: My only other sibling is my twin brother! And we are both extremely fortunate to be studying abroad at the same time and in the same continent. In the US, he attends school in New York while I attend school in California, so we don’t get to see each other very often. What’s funny about our semester abroad is we’ve been closer to each other than in the US! So I made the effort to go visit him in Santiago for the second long weekend I had during my program. I saw a little bit of everything while I was there. In Santiago itself, I saw his Chilean university, favorite sopaipilla stand, Museo de la memoria, two hills and views of the city, and his adorable host family. We also did a day trip to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. It was a fun-filled weekend and I enjoyed exploring Santiago. It felt much smaller and calmer than Buenos Aires. It’s hard to compare Santiago to Buenos Aires, but I think at this point I’ve developed a bit of a soft spot for Buenos Aires’ crazy character.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">Hi everyone, my name is Rachel but some of my friends call me Rach, Chel, Chela, or sass-master (....maybe we should just stick to Rachel?). I'm a Colorado girl who has fallen in love with Northern California while attending Santa Clara University. If you're curious, I'm a junior working towards a degree in Marketing with minors in Entrepreneurship and International Studies. This fall I'm trading the comforts of campus for the amazing opportunity to study abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm excited to test out city living and carry over my interest in photographing, eating good food, and exploring as much as possible!</span></p>