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Day 3 almost in the books

Santiago, Chile

Today is day 3 of our trip and we have just finished
our last speaker event of the afternoon. We had a busy schedule today starting with a speaker at Terra, a multinational internet news outlet. It was a relatively early morning, leaving the hotel at 9AM, but the early events were quite interesting. The second stop was at Entel, a large Chilean telecom company. During the visit we got a background of the industry followed by an in-depth look at Entel as an organization. The visit was capped off by a climb up the Entel tower. The tower was pretty incredible, especially looking straight down through small holes in the floor all the way to the ground (from about 24 floors up). Almost everyone braved the small tight spiral staircase to get to the very top of the tower. The top of the tower was a pretty spectacular spot to look out over Santiago. There wasn't much break between our first several meetings and our afternoon meetings. We had a quick lunch and walked a few blocks from our hotel for two more speakers. The first speaker was the CEO of a Chilean innovation company. He had a pretty interesting take on Chilean culture and the work-style of ex-patriots in Latin America. The second speaker was a member of the group we are going to work with tomorrow for our service-learning project. That should be an exciting event.

On a side note, the picture at the top is actually from San Cristoball Hill (yesterday), but it needed to be included somewhere in the meat of a blog entry. The view from the top of the hill was amazing and hopefully I will be back up there before the week is out. Time to take a short nap and find a late dinner somewhere in the city. Looking forward to a day of good works tomorrow. Until then,

-Ryan Hoff

permalink written by  tjshepherd on May 12, 2010 from Santiago, Chile
from the travel blog: Neeley Fellows Trip to Chile
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