I’m in a bit of disbelief that our time in Chile comes to an end today. The days of our first week passed fairly steadily, but the last two weeks were gone quicker than we could spell e-m-p-a-n-a-d-a-s (which have been delicious, by the way). Before leaving for the airport on the day that we traveled to Chile, I posted about a “mountain of adventure” waiting. I think it’s pretty safe to say that this trip has been packed with adventures – hiking in the Andes, visiting cities surrounding Santiago, teaching English to mostly Spanish-speaking students, finding our way around this busy city and learning more Spanish every minute! I cannot express how grateful I am to have had this truly life-changing experience that I will carry with me forever.
There was not a better way to finish off our time in Chile than a barbeque on a rooftop at Claudio’s last night, overlooking the spectacular night life of Santiago. Friends from our Buffalo State and UMayor groups came together once more to enjoy completos (which I finally tried for the first time!) and some final time with one another. It was difficult to say goodbye, but I know we’ll see them again someday!
Though this adventure has concluded, I can now look forward to traveling to Torremaggiore, Italy in January to experience an entirely new education system and culture!
One last breakfast with Katie prepared by our lovely host mom; one last walk around Providencia; one last look at the mountains. Off to the airport very soon… See you all soon!
Muchas Gracias, Chile. Te extrañaré.