Excuse the typos. I’m using a SA keyboard and they are different from ours. I haven’t figured out how to post pictures yet – it will probably be a long delay. I wish I’d brought a kindle or tablet – it’s a real hassle to search for internet cafes and have to adapt to other keyboards. I’m sorry I haven’t been able to post sooner. I tried, but it didn’t let me. Santiago is a huge city, 7 million people, and I had the good luck of staying with a lovely family who has a beach house in Quintero on the coast. We went last weekend and I got the chance to get to know a village life. I ate mariscos (shellfish), pescados, etc. Now I am in the center of Santiago, staying with a kind couchsurfing host. I am near all the important buildings. It is very smoggy here – supposed to rain tomorrow, a god send. I have gone to 1 or 2 museums a day – the house of Pablo Neruda, museum of national history, museum of belle arts (classical painting and sculpture). I’ve wandered trying to find a cell phone and other things. If anyone reading this might be able to buy a kindle or tablet for me (I could figure out how to reimburse you), and send it, that would be great. Because of the exchange rate, a Kindle costing 99 in US is 200 here. My cell phone is: +56284775177 – we are 3 hours ahead of SF and PST. Feel free to call (very expensive), but at least it’s a way to get a hold of me. When I leave for Argentina, I”ll get another chip and let you know the #. I’m speaking a lot of Spanish – muddelling along. Hasta luego!