Los fines del mundo (finally)

I already know what you’re thinking, but you gotta believe me when I say this post was complete and ready to be published months ago. It had been sitting in my drafts folder, complete save for a paragraph or two, collecting pixelated dust as my laptop rotted on some shelf in the gloomy depths of…

Outdoorsy weekend in Pucón, Chile

¡Hola todos! I’ve been hearing from my homies in California that winter weather has arrived, so make sure you stay warm and dry if you’re there! Down here we’ve been welcoming spring for the past few weeks, which means that instead of pouring rain and biting winds we’ve got 35° C temperatures and a whole…

Los Mapuches

¡Hola todos! I apologize for the huge lapse since my last post, but things have been super hectic lately. For one thing, my classes have (re)started! This doesn’t mean that all the fuss is over; far from it in fact: there was a protest last week and the week before that, and there’s another protest…

September 11, 1973

(Edited 11-9-12: added pictures of the old and new 10 peso coins) ¡Hola todos! This post will be slightly different from the others since today is a special day. Millions of people around the world are aware of the significance of September 11, the day that thousands of people lost their lives in terrorist attacks…

School is in session!…NOT

¡Hola todos! I was on my university campus this morning when I realized you guys are probably curious about my classes and whatnot. I would gladly devote posts and posts to telling y’all about school (I’m kind of a nerd), but honestly, there isn’t a whole lot to say…In the past 5 weeks I’ve seen…

I think your library is broken.

¡Hola todos! In my haste to update you guys on my new living situation, I completely forget all about my library adventures on Saturday! This weekend I spent some time working on my thesis paper and figured I should go check out what the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library) had to offer. I must preface what I’m about…

I moved!

¡Hola todos! I’m writing this (short) post from my new apartment! My friend and I moved in a few days ago and are planning to chill here until the end of our stay. Leaving my host family was a really tough thing to do–we had gotten close over the past two months–but since classes and…

El Norte Grande–um, *how* high up are we?–Part 2

¡Hola todos! As promised, here’s the next part of my norte grande adventure! In this post I’ll be talking about my visit to Arica and el Parque Nacional Lauca. Here’s the map again so you can keep up! The overnight bus we took from Calama reached Arica around 8 in the morning.

When life gives you lemons, go to a protest.

This probably isn’t the update you were anticipating, but I hope it’ll be entertaining nonetheless (I swear I’m working on a desert trip post)! Today I’m going to talk about my new university, the classes I’m taking and give a brief introduction to the Chilean student/education movement.

So, I’m pretty much in love with the desert.

¡Buenos días! Man, I hope your last 60 hours have been as fun as mine were! I just got back from my trip to La Serena and my orientation for La Chile. Talk about a jam-packed, non-stop three days! Before I start this post, I just wanted to let y’all know I added a new page to…