{26.9.14} 2 Birthdays

(note: originally started this post almost a month ago, and just now finished it) Last week, Chile (by some counts) turned 204. This week I turned 21. Much wine ensued. For Chile, there was also incredible amounts of meat and dance. For me, cake. Fiestas Patrias is Chile’s biggest holiday. It tops Christmas (which is…

{3.8.14} How I flew 10 hours to come home

Just a minute ago Maria Alicia, my host mom, looked over at me and said “it feels like you’ve always been here”. I had been thinking the same, actually since 48 hours in. I almost can’t believe that I haven’t always sat on the couch like I am now wearing my traditional chilean rainbow pants…