Reverse Culture Shock: Chile to Canada

This post contains affiliate links. Should you decide to purchase something from one of my affiliates I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Check out my Affiliates Page for more info. Dealing with culture shock can be pretty hard sometimes. It’s often a lot harder when you come back home. …

Tips for a Semester Abroad

I feel now that I have completed my studies here in Santiago, Chile I can provide some tips to those of you who are about to embark on your own study abroad adventures. These are pretty broad tips and don’t just have to do with Chile so hopefully they will help you have a good …

My Big Chilean Bucket List

So I’m off to Peru early tomorrow morning and I’m pretty excited. However, once I get back from Peru I have a lot of time to kill in Santiago and most of my friends here will be travelling. My friend Allison, however, will be here for most of the time that I’m in Santiago too …

Penguins, Patagonia and Proposals!

This weekend was absolutely insane. I flew into Punta Arenas with three friends who left to do the W trek through Torres del Paine while I went to explore Punta Arenas. I ended up sleeping in the airport for awhile because we arrived so early and I was nervous that my hostel wouldn’t be open …

My Adventures in Pucón, Chile

Last weekend was an absolute blast. I spontaneously decided to go to Pucón (10 hours south of Santiago by bus) and it was incredible. It’s a small town nestled between a ton of mountains and a few volcanoes, the closest volcano being Villarica which is quite the active volcano. In fact there is an alarm …

How I Celebrated Fiestas Patrias in Chile

I had so much fun during Fiestas Patrias or, Diesiocho. This is Chile’s Independence day, celebrated on September 18, hence the name Diesiocho (Eighteen). This is technically “Independence Day” but it is actually celebrated for about a week. In fact school gets cancelled for at least three days and the other days that classes are …

Four Days in the Atacama Desert

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.        – Khalil Gibran There is something so magical about the Atacama desert. Last Thursday, my friends and I hopped on a plane from Santiago to the desert for quite easily one of the …

An Earthquake Abroad

Until yesterday I had never experienced an earthquake. This is what happened when I felt my first earthquake in Santiago, Chile. This post contains affiliate links. Should you decide to purchase something from one of my affiliates I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Check out my Affiliates Page for …

My First Month in Chile: The Biggest Thing I’ve Learned

I can’t believe I’ve been here for just over a month.So much has happened and yet I still have so much more to experience. This month I have learned how to use the metro, moved in with a Chilean family, made way too many amazing friends, explored the Andes on horse-back, hiked to a waterfall, …

Thirty Things You Know if You’re An Exchange Student in Chile

This post contains affiliate links. Should you decide to purchase something from one of my affiliates I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Check out my Affiliates Page for more info. These 30 things apply mostly to foreigners in Chile. More specifically, exchange students in Santiago, Chile. You know you’re an …