Tuesday, January 13, 2009

all my bags are packed



Tonight I am flying to Santiago, Chile for three weeks, expecting to enjoy summertime and all of the above: 1) view of the Manquehue hill from my sister's flat. 2) pisco sour, is it cocktail hour yet?? 3) empanadas! simply delicious with pino filling, consisting traditionally of beef, onions, raisins, black olives, and hard boiled eggs. 4) mighty bougainvilleas. 5) the view of Santiago with the majestic Andes in the background, and last, but not least: 6) my parents' street, where I grew up. I left 24 years ago as a newly wed, so I have actually spent half of my life abroad but it still represents my roots.

I will be spending precious time with family and friends, which means a substantial reduction of my blogging time. I will most likely be posting pictures and while commenting and visiting is not on my agenda for obvious reasons, I will drop by whenever jet lag hits me and I am wide awake in the middle of the night I can. Hope to see you around!

30 comments:

  1. Your annual trip ! I would love to come with you to warm me up ! Today all snow is gone and it rains (for a change) !
    Guten Flug und viel Vergnügen !

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  2. Have a wonderful vacation & enjoy your 'home' time!

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  3. Hope you have a good trip...
    Looks like a wonderful place......

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  4. My, you do get around! Safe travels and good times...

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  5. Wishing you a wonderful and memorable trip. Have a great time.

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  6. You know... if you don't send her an invitation, Ella is just going to POP IN on you one day! She knows that a visit to Mar is like hitting 6 countries at once!!! Ella and I are BOTH jealous! Have fuuuuuuuun Mar! Say hi to the family!

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  7. oh I'm so excited for you! I love seeing your pictures from Chile. I wonder if that cat that was napping in the flower planter is still there. ;)

    Have a wonderful time and enjoy those empanadas for me. YUM!

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  8. Maybe you willk feel the Spirit of poet Pablo Neruda in the air. I never traveled to South America (I live inb California) n but reading from people as him, I hope to find my way there some day. Enjoy the empanadas.

    Godspeed

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  9. I want the food, the drink, the bougainvillea and the mountains - right now!! Have a wonderful trip and be safe!

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  10. On holiday? AGAIN? LOL!!!
    Enjoy Mar, enjoy!! I would love to be there with you, but I'm a rain girl from Belgium, ewww!

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  11. HAve a wonderful trip and enjoy your family!

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  12. oohhh... i'm envious :)
    have a wonderful time, mar!

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  13. Awww... viel Spaß und guten Flug... und komm heil wieder... und trink ein paar Pisco Sour für mich mit, ja?

    Und vergiß die Kamera nicht *g*

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  14. I have an award for you for when you get back!! Enjoy your holiday!

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  15. bon voyage - and have a lovely visit!
    take lots of pictures for us, please. we need some summer here!

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  16. Have a safe trip and a wonderful time and take pics :)

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  17. Mar - I had no idea you were from there. Enjoy the extra hot weather!!! Oh I want warmer weather but at least it's not snowing here :)

    Enjoy your trip!!!!

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  18. wow, it seems like you're always traveling somewhere!! Have a great trip!

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  19. MAR, HAVE A WONDERFUL VACATION! :)

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  20. My eyes are filled with tears.
    In luck for you
    And nn sorrow we have not visit Santiago de Chile for many years.
    I wanna return to one of my top fav cities.
    To my mind, it's too few people around this tiny Globe that have Santiago on their "must visit list".
    That's a pity.
    Like Oslo:
    http://www.visitoslo.com/en/

    I wish you the very best for your visit "back home" and hope you will present lots of postes and photos from your trip.

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  21. What! Travelling again!
    Bring me in your suitcase!
    Enjoy your trip!!
    *wipes tears*

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  23. I hope you have a wonderful time Mar. I love this collage of beautiful images.

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  24. Mar,
    can you please post some photos.
    We have not been in Santiagio since -97

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  25. I hope you have a wonderful time Mar

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  26. Hope you are having a fantastic time Mar

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  27. Have a wonderful trip. I always envy your beautiful journeys and photos.

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  28. I hope you have a Great Great time, Mar,,,,I know these Visits back to Chile mean so much to you and understandablly so....Safe flying and hopefully lots of fun while you are there! I look forward to lots of pictures, my dear....!

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