Confessions and Perú Part 2

The reason I haven’t been updating this blog as frequently as I said I would, as often as I would like to, is because I know what will happen after I post the last post: my trip to Chile will be over. I know I know, it’s been over for three months now, but in…

Before you all start typing ferociously in the comments section, I know. I know, I know. It’s been a while. Okay, okay, it’s been more than a while. You guys know my MO by now: bullets, bullets, bullets! I have been back in California for a month and have started my final undergrad semester (I’m…

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…

(Another in-between post!)

¡Hola todos! This mini-post is just to let y’all know that I’ve updated the Chilean culture page, so check that out! :)

Argentina–Iguazú Falls–Part 2

¡Hola todos! I just got back a few hours ago from an amazing weekend in Pucón, a city about 8 hours south of Santiago. Before I tell you all about that though, here’s that post about Iguazú Falls I promised! Our trip to northern Argentina was sandwiched between our stay in Buenos Aires. The total travel…

Argentina–¡Mira vos!–Part 1

¡Hola todos! Here’s the first part of my week abroad in Argentina! We stayed in Buenos Aires for two days and then made our way north to Iguazú Falls. After seeing the national park we made our way back down to Buenos Aires and spent a couple more days there until flying back to Santiago….

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…