Monthly Archives: June 2010

Media Concepcións

Conceive a community, then a village… growing into a town… now think a little bigger, a city, again… a nation, one final push… the world is born. Such conceptions don’t strain the imagination. They come to us about as naturally … Continue reading

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Literary Interlude II

I want to introduce you to a new personaje in my life, we met a couple of weeks ago through a process called imaginación guiada – guided imagining – my profesora had us all lie down on the floor and … Continue reading

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Conceiving Concepción

A pot-bellied snorer with an alarming mobile phone – not exactly your ideal dorm mate. I should start a movement. Join the Anti-Snooze-Button Hostel Alliance. ASSBHA. Savour your sleep. A frustrated Shhh escaped through my clenched teeth. Enough snoring. Enough … Continue reading

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Steak and Stanzas

SOMEDAY A STAR UPON MY HEAD STARTED TO TOLD ME SOME WORDS, Napkin verse by a Chilean lawyer, a lomito sandwich, Italian – avocado, mayonnaise, tomato, green, white, red – flagging after a day on our feet. Sangria with raspberries. … Continue reading

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Beauty bites

Santiago isn’t a beautiful city. It’s a big city with beautiful vistas. We stayed in the barrio of Bellavista, next to the park, where popcorn, candyfloss and muñecos de peluche enticed niños and the childish at heart. San Cristóbal overlooking … Continue reading

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Nuts

Merienda, mmm… Tentempié to snacking. Do not even consider embarking on a journey without a stash of munchies – this is Shireen’s mantra, and for what it’s worth, I think it’s a keeper. ¿Por qué? Porque stepping onto a long-haul … Continue reading

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Chilli before Chile

An interjection of au revoir, it was remiss of me to flee to Mendoza with such haste, forgetting my manners. The florist on the corner of Laprida y Peña was shut on the Monday afternoon of my departure, Monday closures, … Continue reading

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