Archive for Category: "chile"
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
I am so happy to have pushed myself to volunteer in Chile before turning 30. Now, my New Year’s Resolution is to figure out how to utilize what I have learned from my experience teaching abroad to continue to foster my interests in cultures, people, languages, learning, teaching, and giving back.
I had wanted to go study, work, or volunteer abroad since college but never was able to. I immediately started working an 8am to 5pm job out of college. I turn 30 next year and therefore felt a certain urgency to do something different in hopes of gaining more understanding of what I want to accomplish with my life while giving back to my community with what I have learned
A coastal town known for its colorful murals decoratively painted on walls, sidewalks, lampposts, and anything else, Valparaiso, Chile is a charming, artsy town. My traveling companion and I decided it seemed like a geographic mix of San Diego beaches, the steep San Francisco hills, the Andalucían region of Spain, and a town in northern Israel.
To celebrate the end of my study abroad experience in Valparaíso, Chile, my best friend and I decided to head to the end of the world and try our luck in El Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. We allotted a week and a half to get down there, do the trek and have some wiggle room should anything go wrong.