{27.7.14} Chile (Part 1/the rest of my life)

Dear you, So, I’m going to be really honest with you. I have been dreading this blog post. Partially because  there is so much to say. And also because here in Chile, it feels like my real life, not like the trip I took before junior year to teach English in El Salvador and have…

Humans of San Ignacio

I wanted you all to meet the people who will eventually propel me back to El Salvador with their loving, learning, teasing, teaching, soccer-playing, singing selves.  Name: Lucy  Occupation: Presiding with a benevolent smile over Lucy’s Pupuseria. Maker of wonderful beans with garlic. Mother of Raulito and Danny (the Jr.). Wife of Hermano Danny.  Why…

{looking back 1} Un Dia Típica

A typical day went something like this:  Laura’s alarm would go off, bird noises morphing into a regretfully urgent and incessant beep, to awaken us at 5:45am. The first morning I was already mostly awake, driven to a Princess-and-the-Pea doze by some precocious bedsprings. After a cold shower to enliven the ol’ constitution, we were…

{4.7.2014} Soyapango school Intro + Crazy Quilt Part the 2nd

BREAKING: I finally got my Chilean Student Visa today!!!!!… I was about to start my third trimester of visa acquisition headaches, and they still made me wait for an hour and a quarter in the embassy for the certificate. Luis Roberto (the school’s pastor) and I went out for horchata after, though, so all was…

{1.7.14} Crazy Quilt Part the 1st

It is a beautiful morning in San Ignacio. A cool breeze is blowing, tossing the bamboo back and forth as a slow, somewhat erratic pendulum. The roosters that started at probably 2 or 3 in the morning have been joined by a chorus of dogs from miles around (everything in lower San Ignacio is audible…

{30.6.14} Digestive Journey + Sneak Peek

Wow, it’s been a while. Sorry for not updating for so long. You’ll learn why shortly. I guess it’s been a week, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Last post was about finally finding a footing. Well, as soon as I had a footing, it seems, the footing was yanked right…