Winter's first snow

3 June 2007
8:14 PM

The Fourth of July is right around the corner in the U.S., along with the warm weather that usually accompanies it, but here in Chile we’re gearing up for winter. That means that, instead of complaining about the heat, they now complain about the cold. I am trying to fit into the culture here so I complain about the cold too. You know, just to fit in.

Last Thursday was the first big rain of the season, which meant the Andes’s first visible snowfall of the year. The mountains are notably taller than the Rockies back home, and cold nonwithstanding, are beautiful. Try to ignore the powerlines and traffic.

Snowfall on Andes mountains

On a side note, can you guess which direction is the rush hour traffic?