Chile

Moving day – for the 7th time

In Seattle we lived in the same apartment for 17 years. In Argentina we will have lived in seven apartments in six months.   Why so many?  Location, security, bugs, mold, more bugs, more mold, and most important WIFI, or lack of WIFI. Why furnished apartments, not hotels or hostels?    We have lots of stuff, … Continue reading »

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10, no make that 11 things I’ve learned living on a Chilean beach

OK so we’ve only been “living” here for three weeks.  Three weeks in no way makes me a   “living at the beach” expert. But here’s what I’ve gleaned so far: (just a disclaimer. Jeff is against this post. He thinks this sounds like  complaining.  I hope he’s wrong). 1. Chile takes tsunami’s very seriously. We … Continue reading »

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Coquimbo – dogs, cats and a few kids

It’s always the unexpected change in plans that are  the best part of travel. It’s so common it sounds like a cliche. Our plan was to visit a giant cross.   Every night in La Serena, we go down to the beach and watch the sun set behind a giant cross up on a hill.  Every … Continue reading »

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Galaxy gazing in Chile

Not being adventurous nor athletic, it’s rare for me to do something completely new. You’ll never hear me say I went skydiving, scuba diving or bungee jumping.    So when we had the opportunity to star gaze, at a real observatory I couldn’t wait.  It was something I had never ever done before. Chile is known … Continue reading »

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Pisco tasting- who knew pisco was so good, or what it even was.

The big drink in Chile is pisco sours. They are offered everywhere and not just for tourists.  Everyone seems to be drinking them.   The first one we had was a freebie in a hotel in Antofagasta.  We drank it down, thought it was good, then ordered a glass of wine. But, a few nights ago … Continue reading »

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