It is no secret that the Chilean accent is one of the hardest accents to understand in the Spanish-speaking world. I was warned many times before coming here that it would probably take a month for me to just start to understand Chileans when they speak… More
First, I’d like to start by saying that I am safe and everything is fine. There have been a series of earthquakes and tremors since last weekend in Chile, with most epicenters off the coast of Valparaíso. This is the first time I experienced an earthquake… More
Last Wednesday, two friends and I took an 8:30 pm flight to Punta Arenas to start our five day adventure in Chilean Patagonia. It was incredible and I’m still having a hard time putting into words all of the amazing things we saw.
The main focus of our… More
Every Saturday morning, my host mom, Paty, and I make a trip to the local farmer’s market in Viña del Mar. The market, called la feria in Spanish, occurs in different locations in Viña del Mar and Valparaíso throughout the week, and is part of the routines… More
One of my favorite things about Valparaíso and what makes the city so unique is the street art! The city is full of murals and graffiti that line the walls of stores, homes, and hostels. Street art has been an important part of the city since the years… More