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Trip: Chile

There are [16] stories from my trip: Chile


Thousands of Zombies in Chilean Society.

CHILE | Thursday, 28 Jun 2007 | Views [4408] | Comments [5]

I recently had the opportunity to tour Villa Grimaldi, which was once a torture camp during the early years of Pinochet's dictatorship. Our guide, Pedro Matta, was imprisoned and tortured there as a 23 year-old politically active college student. ... Read more >

Tags: chile, politics


Gallery: La Serena

CHILE | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Rod Stewart is to Easter Island as Tom Jones is to El Conti.

CHILE | Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | Views [2884] | Comments [1]

My week long trip to Easter Island began with the appropriate apparel: adventure clothes. You know...extra-heavy-duty-gortex hiking boots, fannypacks, cowboy hats, and camoufloge bandanas, all of which feature super-duper-quick-dry technology. My travel ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, chile, easter island, tom jones


Ranting About the Infamous Transantiago

CHILE | Friday, 25 May 2007 | Views [1264]

Maybe you've heard of Transantiago. It's a new citywide bus/metro system that has recently been put into place. It has had so many flukes that supposedly it even made the national news in the US of A! I won't bore you with the details, but here is ... Read more >

Tags: chile, planes trains & automobiles, trains & automobiles


Una flor?

CHILE | Thursday, 24 May 2007 | Views [837]

Classes at La Catolica are going ok. I've had a hard time getting excited about my classes this semester, which is weird for me because normally I'm enthusiastic about my classes at least at the beginning of the semester. My Chilean Anthropology class ... Read more >

Tags: chile, school


Gallery: Easter Island

CHILE | Friday, 18 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Patagonia

CHILE | Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

Torres del Paine, Puerto Natales, Punto Arenas
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Gallery: Isla Negra

CHILE | Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Valparaíso

CHILE | Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | Photo Gallery

Valpo, Viña, and some Isla Negra
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Gallery: Chiloé

CHILE | Tuesday, 8 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Santiago

CHILE | Monday, 7 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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A Briefing from La Presidenta de la SNP.

CHILE | Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [1207]

It's true. I have been elected as the president of a secret society within Casa Holanda: La Sociedad No Panameña (Non-Panamanian Society). As you may or may not remember from my last update, I am living in a house with 75 people, 50 of whom are Panamanian.... Read more >

Tags: chile, people


Gallery: Montañita

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Galápagos Islands

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 1 May 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Lindo Quito de mi vida!

ECUADOR | Sunday, 29 Apr 2007 | Photo Gallery

Highlights from my semester in Quito.
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Tom Jones=God

CHILE | Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | Views [1269]

So I bet that you didn't know that Chileans worship Tom Jones. He was one of several artists invited to the annual Viña del Mar music festival this year, along with Ricky Martin, Bryan Adams, Oreja de Van Gogh, and others. The women here think he's ... Read more >

Tags: chile, getting settled, tom jones