11 Jul
Santiago de Chile: 1 Week
In one week from today I will be moving to Chile. I’m so excited I can’t even think straight. 3 more nights of work in Columbia and then 3 at home visiting family and friends before I leave. During the hectic Friday before the 4th of July my mom and I drove to Kansas City to the Honorary Consul of Chile to pick up my visa. Sr. Robert Evans the Honorary Consul is a very very kind man and before we left we spent 10 minutes or so talking. It was great. After that my mom and I stopped by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City since it was pretty much next door. Even if you may think otherwise it is well worth the visit. The Money Museum is absolutely amazing and it is probably one of the few places you can stand by a case of money containing $40 million.

Anyhow, on to more exciting stuff. On Saturday the following day I received my host family assignment. My family lives in the commune of Providencia which is located near the heart of the Santiago Metropolitan area. My host family includes the mom, Patricia, the dad, Jose and their children Pablo, 21, who is in his 3rd year of studying architecture and Carolina, 23, who is in her 5th year of medical school. I have emailed my host mother Patricia to introduce myself and have already heard back from her. Needless to say I’m not only excited to go to Chile but I’m even more excited to live with a beautiful Chilean family for 5 months. 

Well that is about it from the United States. My next post will come straight from the heart of Santiago de Chile. I promise my posts will get much more interesting then plus they will include some of my personal photos. My flight from St. Louis leaves on Sunday, July 18th at 6:05am and I will arrive in Santiago the next day at 4:45am. Once I’m there I plan to post something on a biweekly basis. Adios America!!!
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