"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


The Time Has Come To Say Goodbye

My last weekend in Chile was so, so perfect.
I finished a paper on Thursday, finished another paper on Friday, 
worked on a project all morning on Saturday (after making & scarfing down some
delicious chocolate chip pancakes) and then took a bus to Valparaíso Saturday afternoon. 

I went to Valparaíso with my mom & nana when they came in March but I have
 been dying to go back ever since. It is such a beautiful, unique, and lively city! 

My friend Jade & I arrived around 7 PM, hunted down a hostel, and then set off to enjoy the night. 
The nightlife is amazing there. At the first bar we went to, we saw that all of the locals were 
drinking some sort of strange fruity concoction out of what looked like large glass flower vases. 
We asked someone what it was and she explained that it was white wine, orange juice, and pear juice.
 YUM! Definitely ordered one of those... Later on, we stopped by a Mexican restaurant and had 
delicioussssssss fajitas. Not quite authentic, but the closest I've come to here in Chile. 


I accomplished goal:
#072: Sing karaoke.

And I made Jade sing with me HAHAHAHAHA.
I suppose that fruity drink we had earlier (in addition to the margaritas we were drinking at the time)
 gave us a little extra courage. There were TONS of songs in English on the list and we ended up 
choosing Wonderwall by Oasis. Talk about a bad song choice!!! I forgot how low and monotonous
the singer's voice is hahahahaa. Needless to say, we left the restaurant as soon as we finished the song.
Although it was terribly embarrassing, I am so glad we did it! 

And P.S. I'm totes gonna do it again. Maybe even this week??? I think I'll bust out a little Alanis...

We made our way to one of the most popular nightclubs in the city and danced until the morning. 
It was insane to see how alive the city was as we were walking back from the club! There were more 
people out at that time than there were when we first arrived in the city! Incredible. 

Today we had coffee at a restaurant overlooking the ocean, wandered around Valpo's infamous
windy roads and hills in search of artisan jewelry, and grabbed a quick lunch before we headed
back to Santiago. Oh! And I bought a churro filled with manjar (a thicker, creamier dulce de leche). 


♥ ♥ ♥

Running off to Valparaíso was the best thing I could have done this weekend. 
Would you believe me if I told you that it seems like time runs slower over there? Because it does.
I am now trying to wrap my head around the idea that I only have SIX DAYS left in Santiago...

No words. 


Michelle said...

dude. spice girls??? THAT'S always a crowd pleaser ;D

Cella said...