Matthew Harris (glowing_fish) wrote in damnportlanders,
Matthew Harris

A long way from home.

I am a long way from home, in Santiago Chile.

Along with it being close to the winter solstice here, there are many things that I miss about Portland.

One of the things that Portland has prided itself on is density, as opposed to the sprawl that has wrecked other cities. But, in comparison to where I am now, the Portland area is spread out in places. That does have some good effects, like traffic noise and crowds and pollution not always being focused into one small area. The amount of little parks and greenspaces, and even just things like stores having trees and stupid little lawns, is actually enviable. Like I wouldn't mind being in suburban Beaverton right now.

Well, that is my report for now. Say hello if you want to.
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