viernes, agosto 18, 2006
Valdivia, a beautiful city, located on the water 10 hours south of Santiago. I met Alex during orientation at Notre Dame last year because he too is doing a Congregation of Holy Cross program, Chile Alliance for Catholic Education. ChACE for short. He has spent the past year teaching English a the Holy Cross high school St. George's College in Santiago. Anyway, he's great. We met up in Valdivia Sunday morning and spent two days jumping between islands, visiting the ruins of old Spanish forts, and drinking delicious Valdivian beer (the city was settled by German immigrants.. so let's just say they know what they are doing.) Some of the highlights (for me at least) include sea lions looking for handouts at the fish market, wildlife boat ride, hopping the water taxi, the Kunstmann factory, and watching cable tv in the hostel (pathetic.. I know.) But yeah. The scenery was incredible. Chile is a compact country, but it certainly has a little bit of everything. The more I see of it, the more I am amazed by it.