Author Archives: Natalie

iSantiago

This weekend I journeyed to Santiago to meet up with some family friends, the Otter family (Dan, Vicki, Danielle, Christian, and Katie), who have been traveling in South America and just arrived in Chile fresh from the Galápagos Islands and … Continue reading

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Mendoza’s Daily Affirmation

Saturday morning I woke up early, overly enthusiastic and bursting with energy despite my lack of coffee intake. Why? Because, dear reader, Saturday morning I embarked on a trip to Mendoza, Argentina, to spend a long weekend there with four … Continue reading

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Rabuco

Friday morning I boarded a bus and left Viña del Mar bright and early to head to Rabuco with my program. Rabuco is a small town about an hour east from Viña that is nestled right in the Chilean countryside … Continue reading

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Seder Chileno

Yesterday evening was very special; I attended my first Seder – a traditional Jewish feast that marks the beginning of Passover. My friend Matt’s host parents are Jewish, and they kindly hosted a substantial group of CIEE students (some Jewish, … Continue reading

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Seafood, hippies, and other delights.

After getting back from Pucón at about 8 am Monday morning, heading to class at 11:45, and getting done at 1:30, I did not go back to bed, though I certainly was a bit sleep-deprived from the bus ride. Rather, … Continue reading

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Summit, don’t plummet.

A plethora of exciting things have happened since my last blog post (my 21st birthday, for example!), but today I would much prefer to blog about my past weekend, which I spent in Pucón with my fellow CIEE students. 545 … Continue reading

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Color me Sunday.

Spent a lazy Sunday wandering around Valparaíso, drinking in the amazing colors.

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