Mark Briggs is an aspiring journalist who spent the first four months of 2011 in Santiago. While there he wrote for the local English language newspaper (The Santiago Times) and produced a travel guide (for Essential Guides, available soon on the itunes App store). He has been published in The Big Issue and has written for numerous sports blogs. He began writing for Sounds and Colours in the summer of 2010. Read his Santiago Days column to find out more about his time in Chile.