And looking forward to it! Thank you so much to each and every person who made it possible for me to disappear for weeks and weeks – I appreciate what you’ve done for me! See you all soon!
More walking about today. I am just finishing up a delicious lunch at a small, hole in the wall place en route to La Sebastian, Pablo Nerudo’s Valparaiso home and museum. With trepidation I ordered a ham and cheese sandwich, on recommendation by another traveller who had just finished … More Day Forty – Title-less
I’m coming home so soon! Dorothy’s practically already started clicking her heels. I can’t say how much I’m looking forward to seeing each and every one of your faces and hearing your voices; sitting on your couches, and discussing … the weather! NO ONE talks about weather here.. understandably, I guess, but still! I’m sharing … More There’s No Place Like Home!
Apparently there is a phenomenon called “Free Walking Tours” down south. They are, of course, not free, the expected tip is anywhere from 10-20$CAD. Anyhow, I don’t bring that up for any particular reason, certainly that can be an expected tip after a tour which you paid for, in Canada. … More Day Thirty-Nine – Free Walking Tour of Valparaiso
I arrived in Valparaiso with only a small scare: I looked at my clock, [in Viña del Mar, it turns out], and it advised me the time was twenty minutes AFTER I was supposed to arrive at my destination. Usually this means I have some back tracking to do, however in this instance it meant … More Day Thirty-Eight – Goooood Morning Valparaiso!
The day wasn’t all that hard to spend, it turns out. I had an extremely slow, and leisurely morning, followed by an equally slow and leisurely day. I spent the vast majority of the day on a park bench in the central plaza of Copiapo, reading one of my favourite books, Maia by Richard Adams. … More Day Thirty-Seven – On Hold for a Day
I woke up last night to an extremely strong wind rattling the doors and windows, or so I thought. Until I noticed that I was shaking quite a bit too. I wondered if I should get out of my sleeping but, for fear of falling rooves etc, but decided it would likely be too cold … More Lifetime Earthquakes #2 and #3
I had a late, slow start to my day. Being vaguely ill takes the zip out of a person’s morning, let me tell you. I got on the road around 11h30, after securing myself a very disappointing bus ticket out of town for the next day. Disappointing because it was super expensive, (I paid … More Day Thirty-Six – Enjoying the Ocean and Coming to Grips with the Flowers
Bust. It turns out 😉 I think I’m coming down with a cold. As a result, keep interest expectations low, por favor. I got up early in order to be ready to leave at eight, as promised. At ten after eight, sitting in the reception area, I was handed a sheet of paper that advised … More Day Thirty-Five – Desierto Florida or Bust!
Have I mentioned how incredibly swanky the busses are, here in Chile? I rode from Caldera to Copiapo in style, and mounting anxiety. Not only had I committed to rent a car, abroad, in a country where I don’t speak the language and drivers are exceptionally creative; but I knew full well that … More Day Thirty-Four – Copiapo and a Car Rental: Roughly Hilarious