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mi escuela nueva, colegio república croacia (jueves, 14 octubre)

It turns out when I got back from La Paz early Wednesday morning, the Ministry of Education decided to move me to a different school. This one is a municipal (public, lower-class) school, and there is only one english teacher. The school I was at had 20 English teachers, so they decided there...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on October 14, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



almost legal in Chile (jueves, 7 octubre)

On Tuesday I was supposed to get my passport back, but it turns out I had to wait until yesterday, which really worried me because I´m planning on travelling to Bolivia this weekend. I got stuck waiting around the Migración building for an hour and a half, and the people working there weren´t...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on October 7, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



english meetings and an interesting gym experience (lunes, 4 octubre)

Classes went by super well today. My students were overall really good, and time flew by. I got hit by a soccer ball (again) as I was walking through the gym area on my way to the teachers lounge for lunch. Apparently there must be a shortage of soccer balls here because I´ve seen the kids using...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on October 4, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



sometimes the days just blur together (domingo, 3 octubre)

I have definitely made up my mind that I love Iquique. Until now I´ve been on the fence about whether or not I like it. This weekend I met a bunch of people and ended up going out Friday and Saturday night. Friday during the day was really productive. I finished writing a paper for my online...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on October 3, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



(jueves, 30 septiembre)

School was great today with the exception of the B section of sixth grade. While they are all really nice, friendly kids, they don´t like to shut their mouths or stay in their seats for more than half a minute. It´s hard to get mad at them because they are all so nice and eager about learning...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on September 30, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



iquique at night and its dark blue waves of the ocean (miercoles, 29 septiembre)

Today was a series of ups and downs. During the school day, the sun was shining brightly and it was a beautiful day. My students were bratty, and I pretty much had to baby-sit another teacher´s class as well as my own while the other teacher did oral quizzes with the students one at a time. Even...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on September 29, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



the weekend went by way too quickly (domingo, 26 septiembre)

It has definitely been a pretty good weekend. Yesterday I slept in until about 11 when my host brother woke me up by telling me that there were people downstairs I should meet. I took an icy shower since it seems like my host family has no intentions of fixing the hot water heater anytime in the...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on September 26, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



travelling...restlessness, and the first touch of homesickness (viernes, 24 septiembre)

I never thought I´d feel homesick but I do. Perú and the experiences there have changed me. Honestly, if I hadn´t tried the San Pedro cactus, I probably would have thought seriously about getting a refund for my return flight to Chicago and started job-hunting down here. Since going to Cusco and...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on September 24, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



tsunami drills and tacos (jueves, 23 septiembre)

Yesterday school was pretty uneventful except for the tsunami drill we had. Seeing that my school is right across the street from the ocean, it would be a miracle if anyone from the school actually survived. When the sirens started going off, the kids all got underneath their desks, counted to...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on September 23, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



back to the daily routine after a life-changing trip (martes, 21 septiembre)

I have to admit, it was kind of nice walking back through the front doors of Colegio Inglés today. I´d had a great past week and a half, but returning to school was nice. It was a sunny day outside and I was feeling refreshed and ready for the short week of classes, since Monday was still...

permalink written by  Sara Florecita on September 21, 2010 from Iquique, Chile
from the travel blog: año de dos inviernos (Chile 2010)



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