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“The Island of Mystery” …. my perfect runaway.

In Chiloe! The big island off the southern tip of Chile, Chiloe was the last portion of Chile to be conquered by the Spaniards and to this day remains strong in its individual island/indigenous cultures. Desiring an escape from home in Puerto Montt, I hopped on a bus after ballet class Saturday, and motored South. Being alone was fabulous as I was tired from incessant ballet practice and...

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An Adventure in the Chilean Andes

  In the Andes mountains of Chile, nature cooperates for the improvement of man's morale better than it does in the southern islands. There is more direct sunlight, and people aren't as isolated by endless expanses of water. Nonetheless, men and woman do not hesitate to create excitement for themselves, in dull moments of the seasons, by leaving their respective families,...

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Bus On!

We planned the ginormous trip about one week before departure. It was pretty cut and dry: pack for a week; drive three days; spend five days in the capital of Paraguay, Asuncion, for the World Mennonite Conference Assembly; drive home, stopping in Bariloche, Argentina to visit friends. It's averaging 70 degrees in Asuncion, a definite incentive to make the long trek: escape freezing, rainy Puerto...

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Al Paraguay

After expriencing the Chaco, I feel that I have left a titch of myself there. The scenery is variations of greenery, palm trees, and this odd tree, with a middle swollen from absrbed rain, appears incongruously among the graceful rest. Parrots and other similarly vocal air fowls make music among the...

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