My trip to So America started from PDX to LAX to SCL (Santiago, Chile). I stayed about 3 days in Santiago and 1 day in Talca  and 1 day in Constitucion.

Santiago is surrounded by mountains.

Unfortunately, there are so many stray dogs in the city. Most of them are cared by local people but some are not.

Another stray dog in the downtown Santiago.

Downtown Santiago

A little town called "Talca", 3 hours bus ride from Santiago.

from Talca to Constitucion. Constitucion is a little beach town, not very popular to tourists but local people.

tea time at the local restaurant.

The best seafood soup I have ever had.

Constitucion Beach.

heading to Argentina. I will post more about my Argentina trip later.