A Gringa perspective on the World Cup in South America

Watching the World Cup in South America has been an unforgettable experience. As an American, I never saw the excitement around the event, even though I played soccer for quite a few years. Let’s just say that dating a Brazilian and living in Chile has opened my eyes. It starts out as just wanting to…

Culture Shock.

Right now, today, I hate Chile. I hate Santiago. I want to go HOME. Welcome to culture shock.  Santiago is actually not that different from home. Sure, there are some subtle differences, and a few big ones, but mostly it’s comfortable and not drastically different from the US. But I am still experiencing a bit…