¡Viva Chile!

¡Viva Chile!

Can you spot the gringa? Last Monday, September 18, was Chile’s national holiday, Fiestas Patrias. It’s usually celebrated with friends and family. Often, there’s a barbeque involved. Other than going to doctor visits, I had not been leaving the...
If Life Gives You Lemons

If Life Gives You Lemons

No photos of sutures or bedpans. No talk about hospitals or check ups. Instead, let’s talk about food. Since I can’t stand up to prepare my own meals due to my broken ankle, I have two women who come in to cook, do light cleaning, take care of the laundry,...
Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

A week ago Wednesday, I got up early in Santiago and took the Metro out to the bus station. My friends in the Quinta Región of Chile had invited me to visit for the day. Actually, they would have been happy if I’d agreed to stay for several days, but I had...
Gringa Does Laundry: 10 Easy Steps

Gringa Does Laundry: 10 Easy Steps

The combo washer/dryer that’s in my little rental apartment is whirring behind me. I had the same type machine in Scotland when I visited in 2015. When the wash is finished, the clothes are still dripping wet. I use the centrifuge cycle before turning on the...

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