My hair is thick and wavy, my eyes are brown and steady. My skin is not very dark nor very light, and I´m definitely not too tall. My tongue rolls r´s and sails past d´s, and has no trouble cooing u´s. If I keep my sentences short and uncomplicated, most days I can “pass.” Continue reading
Welcome to Santiago, dear readers. I’ve been quiet for a bit, and I wish I hadn’t been because life happens fast. Discoveries every step of the way keep me playing along and optimistic that soon, normalcy will creep in. Tuesday, May 31st marks five months of living in Chile.
Viña del Mar is Valparaíso’s responsible and trend-conscious little sister working hard to come out from behind her older sibling’s über-cool shadow. Continue reading
A few months ago, I could not have told you the name of a single street in the entire country of Chile. I could make broad statements about the desert in the north, the mountains in the south, and a fertile wine growing valley surrounding the capital city in the center. The intricacies of this skinny country were nothing more than abstractions of guidebook details. Continue reading
Do you see the blue cat painted on the white door? Continue reading
Travel is a roller-coaster. If you’re doing it right, you spend more time at the top than at the bottom, but every ride has its share of ups and downs. Back home, we talk about what a great time we had: “this restaurant was delicious,” “that hostel was great,” “the experience was not to be missed.” Continue reading
The Llama and I just returned from Parque Nacional Cerro La Campana. A healthy dose of endorphins from climbing this 1,800 meter mountain was just what we needed to recharge from city noises, city air, and the pressures of looking for more work. Continue reading