Hello everyone, welcome to my blog and first post!
I have now been in Chile for around a month. So much has happened yet I feel like only a week has passed. In other words, it has dawned on me that this experience will be finished before I know it. And I already don’t want it to ever end!
I live on the top of a hill (one of many) in Viña del Mar, the sister city of Valparaíso. When my host family took me home for the first time and showed me my lovely, comfy room, I was blown away by the view. A month later, I am still left in awe every morning that I open my blinds and take in the Pacific Ocean. It’s like a moving painting that perfectly demonstrates Chile's erratic weather. Some days there isn’t a cloud in the sky and the water glistens with sunlight, the next it’s misty and dramatic. Cruise ships, naval boats, small sail boats dot the horizon depending on the day. But by far my favorite are the sunsets. Some of the most unbelievably beautiful ones I have ever seen. Since I could never describe them adequately, this is a perfect time to end my first post and begin the blog with some photos....
(You can click on the photos to enlarge them)