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Vina Del Mar

CHILE | Monday, 28 January 2008 | Views [663] | Comments [1]

Yay for beaches!

We are in Viña del Mar, on the coast of Chile. Its really beautiful here, the houses are built up on the hill, and look like castles with elaborate architecture. Each morning we wake up and go for a run along the beach, which stretches for several kilometers along the white sand coast. (sounds pretty good, eh?) The ocean is an incredible shade of teal, and sparkles underneath the bright sun. It may be beautiful, but it´s also FREEZING! The water comes up the coast directly from Antarctica, which means you have to REALLY want it to dare getting in the water. This trip is certainly not without the typical beach mishaps- sunburns, bad BAD sunburns. For some reason my burn (this is kendra) is on my eye, and i´m not talking about the lid... were talking the suns evil rays have penetrated my eyelid and burned my actual eye. Just imagine red, stinging, swollen pain. Yeah, thats how I spent the last 24 hours. Thankfully it was only one... but thats even weirder. Apparently my left eyelid is thicker than my right... who knows. Oh... yay. Theres not much to do here except hit the beach, so when you´re suffering from crispy sunburns, things get a bit tricky. We´ve entertained ourselves by exploring the city, taking buses in the wrong direction, and cooking elaborate and delicious meals. Who knew that Jackie and I were such good cooks! The fruits and veggies here are all super fresh and sweet, so after a stop at the market it´s pretty hard to mess things up. We´ve been eating salads like mad, they´re just too good! Tomorrow we´re heading south to Pucon, which should be really cool too. Theres a volcano to hike, and thermal springs to relax in. We see nothing wrong with that picture, so were going to go check it out. CIAO

Tags: Beaches & sunshine




Hi Jackie and Kendra!
I'm so glad you are posting your journal entries and pictures so we can all live vicariously through you. It sounds like a wonderful trip! I'm so glad you're having so many unique adventures! Sorry to hear about the sunburn factor. Bummer! Gosh, and to think that on Monday we had a snow day with a three hour late start today, Wednesday.

Keep the emails coming! Be safe!
Much love,
Aunt Theresa

  Aunt Theresa Jan 31, 2008 3:34 PM

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