I’ve been in Chile for one month today. Oddly, it feels like longer. A few days ago, I noticed that walking through the streets of Valpo feels ordinary to me now. At the same time, it surprises me that I’m already 1/3 of the way through my time here. Time both drags and flies, the tricksy thing.
Today, I purchased my tickets to go to San Pedro de Atacama. Interior flights are relatively cheap here; it ended up being almost the same price for the plane (2 hour flight plus 2 hours busrides) as it would have been for the bus (24 hours). Now that I have concrete dates for that trip, I can start figuring out which expeditions are vital: salt flats, lagoons, and rock formations, oh my!
Here are some photos of another of Valpo’s plazas, Plaza Victoria.