|condos by the Pacific|
I'm there in mid fall, and the beaches are both empty and unspectacular. This echoes my sentiments of the town at large as i walk around.
|an outdoor church- see the pews|
|the Pacfic Ocean rolling in|
The average wage in Chile is about $800 a month, (based on current exchange rate) with $500 being the subsistence level for an individual. Wages here might not be high, but prices are. Food is almost on par with America, and the price gas is of course, global.
One the great laments in Chile is the fact that education cost$.
True, education for primary schools is "free," but most loving parents would much rather pay, as government run schools are "atrocious." Only the poorest attend gratis; mainly because they have no choice. In fact, Chileans make a direct correlation between rival Argentina's vastly superior public education system and their more affluent financial position.
|park near the ocean|
|plenty of street dogs in Chile- he's just a lazy mutt|
Not much here save a few restaurants, fishing boats, and pelicans all waiting for the fish to show.
|pelicans of Concon, Chile|
|fishing boats- Concon|
|castle by the sea|
|the Pacific- Concon, Chile|