18 Jan 2018 (Torres del Paine National Park, Chile): This is the end of a short hike up and down a little hill: couple hours, nothing crazy. But I’m starting to see what’s so special about this place. The sky seems closer. And it’s struggling to contain these impossibly large mountains. Like being on a […]
17 Jan 2018 (en route to Punta Arenas, Chile): Today I learned that Leah sometimes enjoys reading the airline magazine in the seat pouch thing. She stops at this page: “Spend your vacations in a place that you know how to pronounce.” Huh.
16 Jan 2018 (Santa Cruz, Chile): Sitting in a hammock (at another vineyard) reading NY Times articles on our phones. Actually, this is what we are reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/16/magazine/beyond-the-bitcoin-bubble.html It’s a reasonably clear, totally consumable piece on the promise of the decentralized web. Leah really liked it.
15 Jan 2018 (Santa Cruz, Chile): Today is my birthday, and Leah planned me a perfect day. She catches me here after our incredible lunch at this absurdly beautiful vineyard. And it might not be obvious (because I hide it so well?), but I’m quite tipsy on all that wine and all that sunshine. One […]
14 Jan 2018 (Santa Cruz, Chile): Most of the day is navigating buses from Valparaíso. The inter-city buses are super comfortable and cheap and convenient, but apparently they can also transition from express to local without warning. And we miss our stop. And we have to walk a little bit back the way we came. […]
13 Jan 2018 (Valparaíso, Chile): We are on a wee boat tour which includes a jaunt around this concrete structure covered in happy sea lions — at least I think they’re sea lions, and I assume they’re happy.