My name is Margaret

and this is a space for my creative thoughts and musings

Santiago

Santiago

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Santiago taught me to become a different kind of tourist. 

Instead of seeing monuments and landmarks, we visited the local markets and churches. We bought groceries and cooked dinner. 

And maybe that's what's so wonderful about this unassuming city. You fall in love with the smallest details - the cobblestone alleyways, the aromatic smoke surrounding a restaurant, the stone buildings. You find yourself in the city's currents - walking the same pace as the people going to work, standing in line behind students at a food stand. 

When it came to it - leaving Santiago felt like leaving home. 

If you slept on my couch

If you slept on my couch