My name’s Tim. Born and bred in Sydney, Australia, I spent a year, from February 2011 to February 2012, living alongside the mighty Andes in Santiago, Chile, where I taught English, did some writing, worked on improving my Spanish and had a lot of fun.

As a Christian, I didn’t go to Chile to ‘find myself’ but to continue living the life that I have been called to, while trying to understand and adapt to a new culture.

This blog began as a record of some of my more interesting experiences so that friends and family back home could keep up with what I was doing. The idea was to recount what happened to me without providing too much analysis or reflection; to show without telling and to take my readers on the journey with me.

Through the mistakes, the successes and the new perspectives I gained in the mountainous land of Chile, I wanted to keep reminding myself that my help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121). Hence the name: Looking to the hills.

I enjoyed writing here so much that I am continuing the blog, now that I’m back in Sydney. Reflecting the change in my circumstances,  the content of the blog will change too, with more thought pieces and broader analysis alongside my stories.

Although I’ve left the spectacular mountain views behind, God is still my helper. I want to keep remembering that and I hope you do too.

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy it.