Tag Archives: Chile

The Abroad Before The Abroad

It’s February 12th. I’ve been on winter break for 54 days now. Or maybe it’s summer break I’ve been on? This synchronizing with a Southern Hemisphere schedule while I’m still here in the States is really messing with me.   … Continue reading

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Dalian, A Taste of Home?

In China, almost everyone gets one week of vacation to celebrate the 1 October, the National Day.  And almost everyone goes away, either back home or traveling, during that time.  Starting on September 30th, airports, train and bus stations in … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires, A Balancing Act

We have 5 months here. This was my thinking when I originally arrived in Buenos Aires. Five months is an incredibly long period of time.  A little less than a half a year. A little more than 150 days. More … Continue reading

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All dieciochada, huevon

We just came back from Maitencillo on Monday, and already I wish we were still there. Last weekend was Chile’s bicentenario, the two-hundredth anniversary of its independence, and after so much build-up it has come and gone and is now … Continue reading

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Bienvenido a

The first day I met my Chilean family, my host dad told me, “if you ever get lost just ask for Plaza Egaña and walk towards the mountains, you’ll find our home”.  Now, every morning I wake up to the … Continue reading

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Temblor?

Chile is a beautiful country. It’s ridiculously long and has a variety of different climates – in the north is the Atacama Desert, a.k.a. the driest desert in the world, then the middle region has pretty good farm lands, so … Continue reading

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Feliz Dieciocho! (a little late…)

Now that September has come and gone (and my midterms are separated a little bit better), I figure that maybe I should explain the importance of September in Chilean culture. While September is not actually referred to as “National Independence … Continue reading

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Viña or Valpo?

Since arriving in Chile, I have been privy to a debate that I can only imagine started in 1878, the year that Viña del Mar was founded a mere 3 miles from Valparaíso. Whether I am at a family get … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to South America: A little more difficult than I had anticipated

The time has finally come for me to write my final re-entry post. I left Chile on July 14 and spent the three following weeks traveling through Peru and Ecuador on my way home (the main reason why I’ve been … Continue reading

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Hola, Chile!

As I write this, I am sitting on a large rock wall just above the ocean. Behind me, there is a strange (and rather creepy) joker playing the accordion. I’ve never been a beach person, but this town agrees with … Continue reading

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