I´ve had enough adventures for a year in the last week. Chileans are very resilient people; the city of Santiago has 6 or 7 million people, and they seem to navigate just fine. Not foreigners, of course. It´s tough gettng used to the speed and idiom with which they speak, and sometimes it has made me homesick. I have 2 phone nos. One is 569785900034, the other is 56984775177. You can text me on either no if you need to reach me. I forgot my special dental floss for brides. It´s amazing how hard it is to find it here (actually, impossible). It´s the little things that I notice sometimes. I spent the last 2 days in a public high school, one of the 5 best in all of Chile. I had the opportunity to speak English (and Spanish) with 8 classes. Today I´m completely spent. I will leave Sat night for Pucon in the south of Chile. It is cold there, but beautiful I have heard. I am currently in a hostel (Hostel Santa Lucia) in Santiago. I stayed with a family the first weekend I arrived (we went to Quintero, a small fishing village and huge port on the sea. Strange combination. I´m ready to leave Santiago, but I also like people here. Signing out for now.