A week in San Pedro de Atacama

My parents were visiting me in Chile and I knew that taking them to San Pedro de Atacama would be a total hit (check out my other article on why). I started talking to people about what to do, how long to be there, you know, trying to get good tips. When I told them that…

The anamoly of a blooming desert

A strangely and beautifully blooming desert. Four girls that just wanna have fun. A pit stop on the way up north to see penguins and sea lions.  Photo shoots in endless fields of flowers. Cruising the open, sunny road in a rented car with the music booming and the mouths moving with conversation that never…

When a friend goes back home

Today, I watched a colleague who turned into a friend, pack up and return to her home country, after 7 years in Chile and after 10 years in other country in between. It was hard not to project her situation on myself; weeks leading up to this, I’d ask her randomly “how are you?” or…

Presidential elections in Chile and a few things we could learn

Sunday, November 17 marked Chile’s presidential elections. Leading up to this day, it was interesting for me to note the differences from our process. Election Campaigns  1. No commercial advertising. The substance-lacking, exhaustive commercials we see every day for months on end don’t exist here. I’d love to see this in The States, especially since our commercials…

Human nature & the desire to belong

During the month of June I was emotionally all over the place, facing the decision as to when was my time to head back to my family, my friends, and my city. My original plan was to leave no later than September but the universe didn’t seem to agree and I therefore found myself weighing…

A strike stops us in our tracks

Like our Uyuni trip, this journey became a bit more of an undertaking than anticipated. But, in backpacker fashion, we moved forward, worked with what we had, and enjoyed nonetheless. All’s well that ends well. After a pretty comfortable 8 hour ride back from Cochabamba, we arrived to La Paz just 45 minutes later than…