Author Archives: Daniel

Etcetera, and Such

The last few months have been a bit crazy, which would be an excellent excuse to account for my lack of blogging, but the truth lies somewhere between inertia, laziness and malaise, though I’m only about 2/3 confident about the … Continue reading

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Making Finger on a Big Little Island

Sorry for the oddly timed updates, Internet access has proven to be scarce in this part of the world as I’ve been continuing traveling in the south; my friend Jenà left for a few weeks of sun, family and a … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Piñera: 44.03% Frei: 29.62% Enríquez-Ominami: 20.12% Arrate: 6.21% Whatever, close enough.

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Understanding the Chilean Presidential Election

Or, how I learned to stop worrying and compare everything to California People have long compared Chile with California, and for good reason. They are both (relatively) thin, long countries, with every climate imaginable just a few hours away or, … Continue reading

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Chiloé, a Photo Essay

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Going South for the Summer

With the semester officially over and almost everybody I know gone from Santiago, my friend Jena and I decided to go down to visit the south for a brief time: she´s going home after a week and I´ll be down … Continue reading

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Lima: LAN, Chifa, and Walter the Language Guy (Peru Part 1)

Our journey began at 4:30 in the morning in the Santiago airport: a group of 11 bleary-eyed Gringos carefully checking and rechecking our bags, and getting ready for the trip. Most had been able to grab a few hours of … Continue reading

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And on your right, you’ll see Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile…

Right now I’m procrastinating going to bed, which is somewhat of a bad idea, considering that I need to get up early to make it to the strangely prohibitive 8:30-11:30 am hours for the American Embassy tomorrow for their help … Continue reading

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A New Take on the Handset

With school ending this past Thursday and a few hours to kill before the Thanksgiving meal, I decided to start a project I’d been thinking about doing for some time. The idea is basically a phone headset built into a … Continue reading

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Despedidas, NoBOs and Viajes

I’ve been failing pretty hardcore at this whole “updating” thing, but I’m hoping to get back to a more regular schedule in the next couple of weeks that’ll let me do a better job. I’ll do what I can to … Continue reading

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