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Santiago!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I have arrived!  I am writing from the breezy common room of a hostel here in Santiago that the WorldTeach/Fundación crew arranged for me.  I was ready to high five someone when I saw my baggage come off the conveyor belt after all of the drama of last night.  A very nice man from the airport shuttle helped me figure out the transportation, and I got door to door delivery for a great price.  So I am feeling good, and ready to face another day of travel tomorrow.  More to come soon!

P.S. There really are mountains everywhere.  My first thought when I looked out the plane as we broke under the clouds was, this looks like the guidebooks!  Of course, everything was at maximum postcard ambiance with the sunset.  Still– I think I am going to fall for this country.

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  1. jane woodman permalink
    Tuesday, February 1, 2011 9:31 pm

    YAY Margaret! You’re in CHILE! Sunsets. Mountains. And the best part – even your bags – YES! We’re all going to sleep better tonight, xoxo

  2. David Russell permalink
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 7:48 am

    Great news! Your comment about the country looking like the guidebook reminds me of when we went to Ireland and made the same observation. It is wonderful that you can send messages like this. Viva the Internet! Not so long ago this was unimaginable; now it is commonplace. Good luck on the last leg of the journey.

  3. joan permalink
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 8:36 am

    Hi Meg!
    Congratulations on enduring the trials of your journey so far, with grace, a sense of humor and a sprinkle of edgy frustration and appropriate outrage.(your Mom filled me in on some of the airport snafus!) Your experiences so far are a reminder that life occurs in the moment-to-moment journey. Literally. This leg of the journey: hotels and pizza, 4 plane rides, a stream of various adventures, a long road excursion, then your home away from HOME. By now you have arrived and the next part of the journey unfolds. All of your hard work, planning and preparation, historical reading and educating yourself about what you are entering into (as much as you can KNOW), now unfolds before you. Enjoy the fruits!

    • Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:10 pm

      Thanks Joan! It’s nice to know you are following me. =)

  4. sally johnson permalink
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 9:56 am

    you rock, Meg! So sorry for all the snafus on the first leg, but glad you have your luggage! and your outlook! glad you got out before this newest snow storm! Enjoy! Love,
    Sally

    • Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:11 pm

      Thanks, Sally! Snafus, yes, but now I am really settling in. =)

  5. joan permalink
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 10:12 am

    Hi Meg!
    Congratulations on enduring the trials of your journey so far, with grace, a sense of humor and a sprinkle of edgy frustration and appropriate outrage.(your Mom filled me in on some of the airport snafus!) Your experiences so far are a reminder that life occurs in the moment-to-moment journey. Literally. This leg of the journey: hotels and pizza, 4 plane rides, a stream of various adventures, an arduous driving excursion, then your home away from HOME. You will soon arrive and the next part of the journey unfolds. All of your hard work, planning and preparation, historical reading and educating yourself about what you are entering into (as much as you can KNOW), now unfolds before you. Enjoy the fruits of all your labor…

  6. Sue DIcker permalink
    Wednesday, February 2, 2011 10:28 pm

    Hey Meg—totally exciting and wonderful adventure you are on! sounds like your travels started with all the qualities of what travel and adventure is about! will check in on your blog every now and then to glean a little bit of that side of the universe…we get to see your mom & dad tomorrow…looking forward to it and to hear the last minute countdown about your departure for Chile, in person…enjoy and take it all in! love sue

    • Thursday, February 3, 2011 1:14 pm

      Thanks Sue! I hope you and Glen have a great time with my parents this weekend. Maybe I’ll see you on Skype!

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