After my five flights to get here (St. Louis-Chicago-Toronto, Canada-New York-Chile), I have landed in Chile. ¡Qué lindo! The first thing that caught my eye were the Andes Mountains. As I stated on facebook, I cannot believe that I am here confronting them face-to-face, instead of merely labeling them on a geopgraphy test. The people here are very nice so far. You know that you are off to a good start when BOTH the airport personnel AND the people in the capital are patient and accommodating. Usually, those places are quite opposite.
- We will be in the capital (Santiago) until Sunday afternoon. We just finished exploring parts of the city this afternoon. The food is bastante rica. Tomorrow we will be going downtown.
- I can understand the Chilean accents (shall I say "so far" again?). It is very expressive and rhythmic. I already have five new words that I've learned today. Yes, I am keeping a journal of all the words. :)
- Chilean winters mean WINTER. Four layers (including two sweaters), scarf, winter hat, and gloves. Just sayin'.
- Have I mentioned that I am in love with the Andes?
Tune in next time to hear how Kerrie Isabel transforms into Chilean overnight...