This March has had alot of moving around, and as such my updates are a tad lagged. Sorry about that alls!
For the first week of March, almost immediately upon returning from Illapel, I headed out to Algarrobo for a week. This is a great place used by many in Chile to enjoy the beach and vacation for a little bit. It was great seeing the water after a month in the desert, and the whole experience was very calming. I even decided to swim out to some distant rocks to chill for a little bit. While they appeared close, they were actually a little bit farther than I expected and I arrived at the rocks a tad winded, but happy to be surrounded by such clear and refreshing water.
After coming back to Santiago (and Internet) for a few days, I decided to visit Viña del Mar for a week. I will post an update about Viña del Mar with some photos in a bit. As for now I am back in Santiago, and leaving on Thursday to head back and see Valparaiso. I do not have access to Internet there very easily, though I am working on it ;) … I will probably be able to set up some type of connection. (thanks linux!)
This large journey has entered into its final phase, and I am excited to see my family and friends from back home. While we have skyped, and e-mailed, and IM’ed….I still think its crazy that I have seen no one from home in person for half a year now. I left the states in September of 2011, and I would have to stay that I have gotten used to life on this continent. I have also gotten extremely used to being very mobile, and I am looking forward to staying a year or two in one (more or less ha ha) place. Looking back on the majority of it now I am very happy and stunned to the amount of distance walked, places seen, and especially the amount of people met and talked to. I am excited to meet everyone from back home, and to see how they have spent the past 6 months. I am sure everybody will be a little different, which is an exciting and interesting thing. Until then Valparriso and the grand rodeo of Rancagua make up the final part of my quest. I will post more on those things when I have photos. See you all soon!!