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. IMG_6283 In 2010 we travelled to South America for a little less than a month, and saw glimpses of Peru, Argentina and Chile.  IMG_6238

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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    • Thanks Leya! Yes, it is an adventure indeed! This weekend we’re moving to a new city in Chile called Valparaiso, so I’ll be writing about our experiences there.

      • We’ve been in one place (Santiago) for the past six months. Right now we are feeling the need to spread our wings and see as much as we can while we are here. We don’t have a specific plan – we’ll see where the wind takes us:)

    • Thank you Wise monkeys! I’ve checked out your blog – you definitely should visit South Africa in the future!

  1. I’m not going to ask how’s that Spanish going. Instead I’m going to ask how that learning Chilean going? Are you finding it quite different than any other Spanish you may have learned?

    • I must admit that it is difficult to understand some people here in Chile, as they talk very fast! We’re going to Uruguay next week, and I’m interested to see how many ‘Chilean’ words we are using that other countries don’t use. I have studied Spanish in South Africa, but the only Spanish speaking country I’ve spent a lot of time in, is Chile, so I haven’t had the opportunity to compare it to other countries yet.

  2. This might be an off-track comment. But please tell your Chilean close friends that I, an Indonesian, really think that what happens in the Brazil-Chile world cup match is more of a matter of luck than anything else. Cheers!
    (Have a good time, wherever you are) 🙂

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