On a plane, somewhere between Santiago and Dallas, while enjoying food , drink, and Green Day on my iPod, I read in one of the five magazines that I regularly peruse, an article that said that business leaders who support Romney are not coming out in his support. They think he will be good for the economy; but they do not like his, and the Republican’s, social policies. Who but mittconception and his tribe believe that pregnancy, even by rape, is God’s will? (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘santiago’
On Sunday I was lucky enough to go to lunch with four beautiful, intelligent young women. One is doing post-doc studies, one is a vet, one a graphics designer, and one a civil engineer in mining. I am sure all earn high salaries. We ate in the old market in the center of Santiago. I paid. (more…)
I am back in Santiago, having barely survived the long flights, excess food & drink in Business Class, and the two hours getting through Chile Immigration & Customs. Seems like twelve planes arrived at the same time; I have never seen an airport anywhere as crowded and slow. This is part of the life of a mining consultant: lots of glamour at the expense of extreme patience in line to see surly passport inspectors and those who believe you are smuggling packets of peanuts. (more…)
Many miners go to Santiago, Chile to do mining. The country is mining boom country. Their engineers are skilled and able. Yet they need augmentation by international mining folk. Reasons include: too few engineers; a search for new ideas; international perspective; and mine ownership by foreign mining companies footing the bill and hence wanting control. (more…)
Being a Sunday I took long walks through the city. Here are some pictures of things that caught my attention.
A typical street scene with public clock and advert.
The copper man–indeed a live human all dolled up in copper.
The spires of the cathederal in the main square.
This is the statue of Pedro de Valdivia. I think he was the fellow who founded the city.