Coffee, Beer and Chocolate, Peru

As a confessed indoor cat, some of my favorite places to go are cafes and coffee shops.  And the occasional bar.  One of the many many reasons I fell in love with Arequipa was that it had not only a fantastic coffee shop, but also one of the best cafes I’ve been to in my life.  And though both deserve their own blog posts in my heart, in real life we can talk about how wonderful they are together.  First up, as happens most days- coffee. Continue reading “Coffee, Beer and Chocolate, Peru”

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Stairs and Funiculars, Chile

So, when I say that almost every flat surface in Valparaiso was covered in grafitti or art, I bet stairways were not the first things to pop into your head.  But what are staircases if not a collection of small flat surfaces.  So I’m gonna take a minute to talk about our very real life version of ‘chutes and ladders’… stairs and funiculars. Continue reading “Stairs and Funiculars, Chile”

Street Art, Chile

Though Berlin will always hold a special place in my street art loving heart, Valparaiso is coming pretty close.  I’ve really been enjoying walking around and seeing all the beautiful artwork in the city. Continue reading “Street Art, Chile”

Alexis Sanchez, Chile

When people ask me why I decided to come to Chile there are two main reasons: (other than the fact that it’s shaped like linguini and I love pasta.)
1. The rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010 is, in my opinion, one of the greatest events to happen in my lifetime. Perhaps the greatest.
2. My love of the Arsenal football team, and in particular the spectacular play of Alexis Sanchez.
It is because of this love for Alexis that I ended up in his hometown, Tocopilla. Continue reading “Alexis Sanchez, Chile”