jeff’s career break

Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 31st, 2011

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This past week while on the road, I got some great news.  In November, I took a Spanish fluency exam given through the Spanish government.  It’s called the DELE (Diploma Español como Lengua Extranjera).  My goal during 2007 was not only to learn to speak Spanish fluently, but to pass this exam.  There are 3 […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 24th, 2011

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On Saturday, March 1, around noon I headed off to the pier to catch my ferry from Chaitén to Quellón on the island of Chiloé.  I had a final conversation with the family who owned  the home where I was staying.  We talked about Chilean life in southern Chile and how different it was to […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 17th, 2011

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On Monday morning after saying a quick goodbye to Matt, I went into town to have a quick breakfast and find a car to drive.  I quickly hit a roadblock as all the agencies seemed to be out of cars.  Furthermore, the prices were even more outlandish than I had originally heard.  I started doubting […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 10th, 2011

On Friday, February 22, we got up, had a quick breakfast at the hostel and headed for the bus company.  We heard that that the bus across to Chile Chico, Chile left just after noon, so we hoped to still be able to get a ticket.  The ideal scenario for the day was cross the […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 3rd, 2011

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On Saturday, February 16th, I said goodbye to Puerto Natales and temporarily, Chile.  I boarded the bus for El Calafate, Argentina, site of one of the most impressive glaciers around.  After a more than 6 hour bus ride, I arrived at the bus station to find my friend Matt waiting.  After dumping my bags at […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: June 26th, 2011

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On Monday, February 11th, we slept in after our long night getting the car back from the Torres Del Paine park.  After over a week on the boat and the trip through the park, we had tons of laundry to do and all just needed a day’s break.  So, we all hung out around Puerto […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: June 19th, 2011

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I slept in Friday morning needing some extra hours after the boat trip where I slept OK, but not great.  Arris had a car he rented in Argentina and Eva, Linda, Zoe and I decided to go with him to drive through the Torres Del Paine park.  We headed out of Puerto Natales in the […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 29th, 2011

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  It’s been a while since my last “It’s The People That You Meet” piece (August).  And, given that I’ve just started a 5 week sojourn, I figured it was time to complete the update.  So, here goes.  Here are all (or really, most) of the people I’ve met along the way for better or […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 22nd, 2011

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I arrived in the city of Puerto Montt on Monday morning to begin my 5 week adventure through Chile (and, time permitting, a little of Bolivia).  I headed straight for the dock where I would leave on my cruise to check in with Navimag.  I handed in my backpack and had 4 hours to walk […]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: May 15th, 2011

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I arrived in Santiago on December 28 and stayed through January.  My plan was simple: take some time in the gym to continue on the weight loss path I had been on since September in Buenos Aires and take a photography course to improve my photography skills.  Further, I arrived to a small group of […]

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