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More notes on being a foreigner (II)

“Anonymity is peculiarly appealing to a foreigner: he is always trying to live in a nowhere, in the complex of his present.” With this thought in mind I come to the end of re-reading Alastair Reid’s essay, and start on the next one,  called ‘Other People’s Houses.’ Despite the fact that to the outside world, my foreigner-status remains intact, with friends in Chile, my confused identity is – peculiarly – tolerated with extreme goodwill. 616 more words

Everyday Stuff

Where Are You?

I am back to practicing yoga regularly. I can’t tell you how thankful I am for that, it creates such peace in my mind and body to give myself that hour and a half on my mat. 476 more words

South American Travel

Democracy and Asados in Chile

Patricio Lanfranco, known by some as the Ambassador to the Dwarfs of Tinquilco (well, by me anyway), is one of those people who constantly surprises. He reminds me of one of those Russian dolls, or certain boxes, which you open only to find another tucked inside, and another inside that, and so on. 526 more words

South American Travel

Huerquehue Park: Backpacking and homemade bread

We arrived in the outdoor adventure town Pucon via an overnight bus from Santiago, and immediately got on a regional bus to Lake Tinquilco, to the entrance of Huerquehue National Park. 968 more words