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…

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…

¿Who the heck is Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto?

¡Hola todos! Hope you guys are doing well! Before I begin, some housekeeping! I’ve gotten feedback from readers about the frequency of my updates (i.e., people would like them more often), so here’s what I’m going to do: after today’s post, I’ll be updating the blog every other day. This way y’all won’t have to read…

Sunsets, wine, and upcoming trips

Disclaimer: I don’t know why all the text is squished…I tried to fix it, but it doesn’t want to listen so…please be patient! :) ¡Qué onda chicos! I’m celebrating the fact that today’s weather was gorgeous (very nice indeed for Santiago winter standards–I only had to wear three layers instead of my usual five) with…

Pisco, art, and a whole lot of fútbol

Hi guys! Sorry for the writing lag! So. Many. Activities! Here’s the quick list: I took a hop-on, hop-off bus tour with some friends Explored a new neighborhood–Barrio Brasil–and caught a local fútbol game Explored a little bit more of Ñuñoa (another neighborhood) Started the Intensive Language Program (ILP) aka school! P.S. Photo credits to Eliza and…

Protests, terremotos, and beaches in the winter

¡Hola todos! The past few days in/near Santiago have been exciting! Here’s what I’ve been up to since my last post: I went on a three-day retreat with my study abroad group to a beach town near Santiago learned more about Monica and Sergio’s family started to do some preliminary research on my honors thesis…