February 13

Trip Start Jan 30, 2008
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Trip End May 03, 2008


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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Today I went surfing again. I have improved a lot and stood up many times, but still only for a very small amount of time. The other excursion that my class has taken is a city tour of Valparaiso. It is a beautiful and very unique city. We got to tour the house of Pablo Neruda, a famouse chilean poet. It had a wonderful view and the inside was very quaint and beautiful. Then we took one of the historic ascensors (elevators) down the hill. The ascensors are like gondolas except for that they are not suspended in air, they run along a track in the ground while also being pulled by cables. After that, we took a boat ride around the harbour.  

My time in Vina has become a little more mellow, I've had some more time to relax and get settled in. I am still trying to get used to the schedule of Chilean life though. I like to keep my window open at night to stay cool, but because I am on the ground floor I can hear everything that goes on at night. It is not unusual for the gardners to mow the lawn around midnight or for the garbage trucks to come at 2 am.

I have also explored the mall that is about a ten minute walk from our house. It is bigger than any mall I have been in at home and is always packed with people. They have a movie theatre that has discounted movies on Wednesdays so that is something me and my roommates like to do.
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ryank5
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Well, it sounds like your having fun, and that you roommates are really nice. I'm way jealous. When do you move out of the closet?

ryanr
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I move out of the closet as soon as one of my other roommates moves out, which should be the end of the month. I think my room is actually some sort of maid's quarters. It has its own bathroom (which doesn't work) and a nice window. It's right off of the kitchen on the main floor and also right next to the laundrey patio. Very handy for getting chores done.

ryank5
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put up a new entry, jesus, stop being such a slacker.

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