What I have learned about Chile:
There are A LOT of Chilenismos, meaning words that are only used here in this country. Some of them include:
Previa-a pregame before the main event, a discotech(club)
Chachai? -Do you understand?
I have also been doing so much–I think that always being on the go is catching up with me. I should probably rest, but it is my friend Kirstin’s 21st birthday tomorrow, so we will see! We have our previa in a few hours, which will include cervezas and the drink of choice here, Pisco, a type of Brandy native to Chile.
Where I am, the Valparaiso Region, is even a gem within Chile, so I feel so blessed to be here and experience so many things. Some things that Vina del Mar, where I am living, are known for are the Clock of Flowers, which is a clock that works, made of flowers, and Castle Wulff. Vina del Mar essentially means vineyard of the sea and it really is with all of its beautiful naturaleza/plants. I do love it here, and intend to continue to enjoy every second of it!