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  • Day11

    So Chile,,.

    June 19 in Chile

    So I was invited to a meeting toda y with a government group. I arrived late because the colectivo driver thought i said women's prison- anyway. I arrived to the correcta address- it was my old school!!! I got cake.

  • Day27

    I had the opportunity to visit another school and meet more PenPals. We have big plans for this upcoming year! Afterwards, I went to the market, which has tons of little stalls of restaurants tucked between butcher booths and of course has the best food. Despite the 'hawkers' pitching their eateries, I went to the Sudena on a recommendation. The little stalls are crowded and small with extremely limited seating. Another woman was by herself, and we decided to share a table. Her family is from the south and thiis was "Home cookin'" for her. Guess which plate is mine. :) Souper (jaja) tasty. (Muy rico).Read more

  • Day13

    Escuela...con PenPals...

    June 21 in Chile

    So today I got to meet some of our PenPals-the ones who sent us dulces. I brought videos and more letters for them. They were VERY excited. works differently in Chile. The students stay together in the same room all day. The teachers change classes. The School of Santa Sara was just a high school. It was very interesting. There are 5 blocks (90 minutes each) and a 1 hour lunch break. At lunch the teachers watched the Croatia and Argentina game. School was out at 5:30! I am exhausted!!Read more

  • Day26

    Al correo

    July 4 in Chile

    So went to the post office (el correo) and wow... Never complain about waiting. So when I lived here before I would wait in the velvet-rope line for 15-25 minutes (Once was no wait, once was 45 minutes). This time an hour and 43 minutes!! But, it is more customer-friendly. You take a number and go run errands. I took a number, walked to a airline agency, ordered a plane ticket, walked back through the plaza, talked to a nun, returned to the correo and saw the numbers had progressed 23 since I had left. I went to the biblioteca which was BEAUTIFUL. Looked at art then went back to the correos. I waited, chatted with the guard who was an Uber driver teaching himself English. A Colombian thought I was Chilean and asked me post-office protocol. I explained it and we chatted. In the background there were movie previews on a small TV looping for people to watch while they waited... You know...Chile. :)Read more

  • Day21


    June 29 in Chile

    Here's a photo of our PenPals at their English Opens Doors competition. It's a debate- in English on the topic: Women working outside of the home has negatively impacted the family dynamic. Schools were assigned a position. 3 points from finals out of 100. Well done!

  • Day8

    Here's the view from the balcony. I'm on the 12th floor. The little mountains are called Cerros. The buildings are farther up on the Cerros than when I lived here before. Antofagasta has grown so much! Ha crecido mucho. I am also including photos of plata (the little green one is call a Luca- vale un mil pesos- about $1.70 today a little less after paying exchange fees). Here are enchufes and a light switch. Here's a super-short panorama video: more

  • Day28

    This is a paper-good store... you can see all of the items behind the counter. You have to ask the staff to serve you. They add everything up, give you a ticket, you go to the little booth in the back to 'cancelar' your ticket and a third person packages everything for you. However, because Chile is pushing against plastic bags, the third person is becoming obsolete as people bring their own bags.
    This is one of my favorite places on the planet... I love Libreria Brasil. :) It is colorful, I love the lighting, and it smells like new crayons and school supplies.
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  • Day24

    When driving in the Atacama desert, there are literal ghost towns of former mining operations. This one is Pampa Union, after visiting, I later received a book that had the story about a baby from this town. I'll share when I get back.

  • Day23


    July 1 in Chile

    After la Puna, we stayed to rest in Calama for the day. Fui con Kei y su madre al Mall, probe helado sabor con chirimoya y naranja....que rico! Conoci el tio de Ms. Kei. I learned a new card game similar to rummy. I will have to ask about how to spell the name.

  • Day48

    Der Nachtbus nach San Pedro de Atacama war ganz ok, die Mitinsassen eigentlich auch. Ein kleiner Junge musste kotzen, sass aber im oberen Stock, somit ok für uns. Kriegt halt mal niemand sein Fett weg und dieser Footprint dient auch wieder in erster Linie der Dokumentation unserer Reiseroute. So trocken wie hier ist es übrigens nirgends sonst auf der Welt. Interessant, das Bier ist trotzdem kühl. Und lange bleiben wir ja eh nicht. Schon am nächsten Morgen geht es mit 4x4 für drei Tage durch diverse Wüsten nach Uyuni in Bolivien.Read more

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