The perils of going from one hemisphere to another, or more specifically, from the dead of winter to the rage of summer, are numerous. I’ve gotten blisters from sudden flip-flop use, sunburned, and serious chapped lipped incidences where the right chapstick was no where to be found.
Things that I have unfortunately not packed on my way to Argentina in the past- the right chapstick, steel toed boots for working around forklifts, a cord to connect my camera to my computer. I have those three things this go around, but am curious to see what will be missing.
I am eager to see my friends, both in Chile and Argentina. The flight to Chile departs today. I’ll be there for about 2 days, visiting friends from the days when I studied at the Universidad de Chile, and then a rickety 8 hour bus over the Andes to Mendoza where I am sure there will be ample opportunities to buy pencils, popsicles or live chickens- there usually are.