It’s like riding a horse: Bucket List item #63

It’s like riding a horse: Bucket List item #63

About a month ago I signed-up to a group called “Comunidad Po” to travel out of Santiago for a long weekend – and it was one of the best decisions I made.

As you’ve probably astutely noticed from the title of this blog I managed to tick an item off my bucket list! I rode a horse (something I’ve loved to do since I was a kid) on the country side of South America!! (I’m refraining from using even more exclamation marks). If you can believe it, this amazing experience of galloping on a horse in the spectacular forest and beach of Pichilemu wasn’t even the best part of my weekend. (more…)

Photos: Chilenidad!

Photos: Chilenidad!

It’s September, which means a whole lot of fun in Chile.
“El Dieciocho” is the Chilean independence day – which means a bunch of celebrations lasting all weekend. If you’re thinking of visiting Chile, make sure you do so on this weekend, really.

Enough words, I’ll let the photos tell the story. Taken last night at the inauguration ceremony, Parque Inés de Suárez, Fiesta Dieciochera 2011.

 

And it wouldn't be a Chile photoblog without a snap of a couple making out in public. There's a lot of love displayed publicly here in Chile, and I for one like it.

 

So much patriotism, so much fun, and so Chile. I hope you enjoyed the ride.

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Celebration fever

Celebration fever

Accompanying song: Hugo – 99 Problems

The Rugby World Cup kicks off today (no pun intended), in little old New Zealand. And it’s clear from talking with friends back home and reading my newsfeed that there is a real buzz about what’s going on. Even people in Hamilton are getting excited *gasp* ;). And then there are the kiwis residing internationally, clearly wishing that they had traded in their Christmas flights-home in the name of rugby fever. But alas, here we are on international borders, searching for sites streaming the action live on the internet at 5 in the morning.

I have a special interest in being home this weekend for another reason too. No it’s not because I’m secretly dating an All Black, although I did photograph one oneday, best.day.ever. Not to see the awesome ceremonies, parties or even to see sheep run through the city, well, maybe a bit. But mostly to celebrate the third birthday of one of the most beautiful things on this earth, my niece.  I’ve never missed a big milestone of hers until now. So although I’m in Chile this weekend, my heart is in the Coromandel with my nieces and their parents.


A big happy birthday to one little princess on her third birthday and congratulations those lucky enough to be in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup! Maybe now people will have a better idea about where NZ is on a map. No New Zealand is not a part of Europe, we’re that little country in the south pacific shaped like an arm.

 

Felicitaciones!