Hi guys! How’s the week going? Are you ready for the weekend? I am super excited to be flying to NC to visit with family! It will be a short trip, but then I’ll be back soon enough for Thanksgiving! 🙂 So this will be my final post on Chile. After stopping in Copiapó to see the desierto florido, we took an overnighter bus back to … Continue reading Chile: Celebrations and Farewells
Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a good week! Mine has been pretty good so far. Can’t believe the USA soccer team didn’t qualify for the World Cup though! I was looking forward to watching this coming summer. I guess I’ll have to find another team to cheer on (Honduras?!). Anyways for this post, I wanted to continue with another recap of my South America travels. … Continue reading Chile: San Pedro de Atacama & El Desierto Florido
Happy Thursday y’all! I am just dropping in with another recap from my SA travels. 🙂 After Peru, the plan was to go down to Arica (north of Chile) and fly from there to Buenos Aires. The flights were cheaper and we wouldn’t have to back track to Lima. We decided that while in Arica, we’d check out the town along with make an additional … Continue reading Chile: Lauca National Park
Happy Sunday everyone! I am currently in Peru and am loving it so far. I will share all the travel deets eventually, but first thought I’d start with Hoch’s visit to Chile! Hoch didn’t have a lot of time off of work so we debated a bit on where we wanted to visit while he was here. We finally settled on a few places in … Continue reading The Hoch comes to Chile!
Hi everyone! So as I mentioned in my last post, I am finished with the English Opens Doors Program and am now getting a bit of traveling in before I head back home. Before I start sharing my travel adventures, I wanted to write a brief recap and reflection on how I feel now that the program is over. First, I’ll start with a recap … Continue reading EODP Volunteer Service is OVER
Hi everyone! I am officially finished with the program and have already started my post-program travels. Hoch arrived last Friday and we’ve been exploring the south of Chile together! It was a bit surreal seeing him at the airport. It really is crazy how fast the time has flown by. Before I know it, I’ll be back in the States looking for work (womp womp). … Continue reading Chile: Weekend Adventures – Part 3
Hi all! So I finally broke the once a month post streak I had going there. I am back with a continuation of my last post on weekend trips I’ve taken while here in Chile. So I’ll go ahead and dive right in! El Tabo, Quisco, La Isla Negra, and Algarrobo: (2-2.5 hour bus ride to Santiago and then another 2 hour bus ride directly … Continue reading Chile: Weekend Adventures – Part 2
Hi everyone! So I am at the end of my semester here and can’t believe how fast the time has flown. It has been fun and challenging, but I am ready for it to be over so that I can start my SA travels! It’s difficult to do a lot in just a weekend so I’ve been making plans to travel more after the program. … Continue reading Chile: Weekend Adventures – Part 1
Hi y’all! Another long, overdue post here. I figured for this one, I’d talk a bit about day to day life with my host family. To start, I am teaching in a small high school in Cabildo, but am living in the small city of La Ligua (it is about a 20-minute commute). Both cities are in the Valparaíso Region about 2-2.5 hours north of … Continue reading Chile: Life Abroad
Hi all! This post is long overdue! I’ve been pretty busy adjusting to life abroad, including teaching English, traveling when I can, and just spending time with my host family. It has been challenging to make the time to call home more frequently, so to all my family, please be patient with me! I will make the time, I promise! I thought for this post, … Continue reading Chile Update!