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I´m Michelle and I am traveling in Latin America. I have always wanted to travel here and I finally left my home in Boston, MA in July 2013. I have been traveling since then, working here and there and continuously realizing that the world is filled with opportunities for exploration. I hope to travel for a long time but I always find a cozy place to stay for some time. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions I am more than happy to take you up on them. Live long, travel far, love often.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Santiago de CHILE: My home for now

I have been living in the capital of Chile for about two months now. I took a little TEFL course. Now, I am working. Slowly but surely I am picking up classes here and there during the week. I am also getting to know this bacán (cool)  city. During the weekends though I can't help myself but take off to other regions around the smoggy, hot city. Santiago offer a lot, both inside and outside of the city. The metro system is my favorite mode of transportation.
Lastarria, one of the prettiest streets in the city.

My view from where I first lived in Ñuñoa.

Jammin' in Plaza Ñuñoa.

My first work party! Terremotos(-:

Escuela Militar

Yup, we belong here.


The city, The Costanera Center on the right. 



This is me haggling.


Salsa night!

My TEFL class!

Picnic


Salsa night!


I buy kilos of ham, which tastes like bacon. 1kilo=2.2lbs

Laura making a couple dozen galletas, yum!

Cajón de Maipo, CHILE: Just a lil' bus ride outside of the city

The new group of ladies and I went on a long weekend adventure to a little place called Cajon de Maipo. It is a valley with many adventurous activities, beautiful sites and clear blue skies. We were all grateful to escape the smoggy city that we have been living in for the past two months. We have made a new friend, Patricio, who showed us some baños and the good places to go. I even went white water rafting, again!! I'm thinking I could get into that as my next profession....adelante, atras, alto!!!
At first we were stuck on the side of the road...

So, I ate an empanada.

However, the view was beautiful.



Termas Colinas. Hot baths in the middle of a valley. Beautiful and relaxing.

San Jose de Maipo.

O'Higgins. 

So ready to paddle dpwn el rio Maipo.


Is this a good idea?

Yeah, it was super fun!


Then, we did some conopying, or zip lining.

Michelle is running for press. of Chile.

Patricio, pointing to the glacier.


The colectivo was our mode of transportation.

Patricio was our capitain.

Baños Morales.




Just some horses in the middle of the hike to the volcano.



El lago Embalse. 




Going into a tunnel.