Interning… and living in Chile

A few weeks ago we had a long weekend in Chile. April and I took advantage and traveled to San Pedro de Atacama, the driest desert in the world. ­čśÇ

It was beautiful! I took way too many pictures :D. Our 1st full day we went on tours all day. First up was Lagoon Chaxa which also doubles as a flamingo reserve.

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We were able to see the sun rise over the Andes and explore the interesting area.

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Then we continued on – up into the mountains, over 4000 ft.

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April and I, plus some friends in front of an active volcano.

DSCF8577Me in Valle de Luna.

The next day, it was sandboarding time!! Yes, sandboarding!

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April and I with our “rides.”

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Me on a run in the Death Valley.

That same afternoon, we went to Lagoon Cejar. There are only 3 of its kind; because of the amount of salt anyone who goes in automatically floats! How cool is that? It had a beautiful view as well!

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Me floating without even trying! SUPERMAN!

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The last day I visited the Tatio Geysers. They were awe-aspiring, and just plain cool.

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Meanwhile, at work for our internship, April and I have been busy with the 2 projects we are working on. For one project we had numerous meetings with local Vina del Mar businesses. They are providing us with the chance to feel out professional meetings and interactions which will be helpful in our careers. I have also noticed that transferable skills such as teamwork and communication are improving and developing every day.

In addition, we were just in Santiago this past weekend. I had a great time.

Me in Santiago.

You can hear all about Santiago in the next one or two blogs.

1 more month to go. What an experience this internship has been! Yes, there are some lows (like missing one’s family & friends) but honestly each and every day brings something new and this really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I’m excited to see what the last month will bring!

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