The purpose of this blog is to keep our family and friends updated as we travel and to motivate others to go out and explore the world! We started our travels in July 2013 in USA. Currently Dirk and I are in Valdivia, Chile and working hard on improving our Spanish.
‘Why Chile?’ is the question that so many people ask us when they hear that Dirk, my husband, and I have decided to live in Chile for a year and a half (maybe more, we’ll see). Honestly, it was a bit of a random choice. We always knew that we wanted to live overseas to experience the life and culture of another country. In 2010 we travelled to South America for a little less than a month, and saw glimpses of Peru, Argentina and Chile.
We liked what we saw, but more importantly, we realised that we had to return to South America, because you definitely need to spend more than a week in each country to truly experience the culture.
So, when Dirk was employed in a company that allows him to work from home (or actually anywhere in the world) we realised that our opportunity had arrived. We wanted to live in a country with an exotic (Spanish speaking) culture. Spain, our first choice, being caught in an economical crises was not a realistic option. Brazil (a very exotic place that we have not yet been to) was too expensive. One day Dirk said: “Let’s go to Chile.” So, I quit my job, we moved out of Durban (the best city in South Africa) and here we are now, in Santiago. Yes, we were nervous. Yes, it’s very scary to not know what the future holds in store for you. With God’s blessing and lots of praying, so far things have worked out great for us.
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