Archive for Category: "chile"
Patagonia conjures up images of wind-swept desolate land, glaciers, mountains, penguins, and guanacos. But it’s also an incredibly beautiful landscape that offers many different types of hiking, from day hikes in forests to multi-day treks next to glaciers
Halfway through our Chilean trek, we faced impenetrable rock and hazardous winds. How would we keep going
When Jeff, my husband, and I decided to quit our jobs and travel–no, trek–around the world, everyone thought we were crazy. That, or going on an eternal vacation free from troubles and taxes. A few people also helpfully suggested that this “gap year” might solve my travel bug once and for all so I could focus on that thing called “adulthood.”
As in South Africa, the braai/barbecue is a social event that is an important part of Chile’s culture. I’ve seen a music video in which a Chilean singer sings about everybody ‘parilla’-ing together exactly like the South African Braai Day songs!
I tried not to punch a wall. Really, I did. The officer looked at me with her unforgiving eyes in the Civil Registry office. She told me in Spanish that I need to register in their system over again. It would have been totally fine except she has already asked me to do that before. Twice