Today was a Good Day

Today was a good day. 🙂

This morning, I successfully hauled my ass out of bed, and went to a yoga class. I saw the Almazen Del Mar yoga studio sign the day before while wandering around Valparaiso. The Ashtanga yoga instructor, Macarena, spoke excellent English and gave great adjustments. If you happen to be in town, I highly recommend.

I then walked up to La Sebastiana, one of Pablo Neruda‘s three homes. It was an enchanting little place – very tranquil, with a beautiful view of the city. Valparaiso is a very colorful city – lookswise, it reminds me of some cross between the hills around La Paz (Bolivia) and the brightness of La Boca (Buenos Aires).

Next, I took the bus back to Santiago. In Barrio Brasil, I realized I hadn’t had a proper lunch yet, but instead opted for gelato and a sunny walk around town.

Oh, and I also contributed to the global economy. I replaced my canon point & shoot that I “gave” to the good townspeople of Valparaiso. (Note to self: never try to photograph a parade on your first day, when you’re still exhausted from traveling. Fortunately, my SLR – which I had been protecting – is fine.)

I ended the day with empanadas, and good conversation with random travelers.

Tomorrow, at an ungodly hour, I leave for Easter Island!

Oh, My Lovely Point & Shoot
trying out my new point & shoot in front of the chilean presidential palace

Empanadas Please!
empanadas please!

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