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COVID-19 Update #4

Hola todos! Yet again, it has been about a month since my last COVID post so I thought I would update a bit because quite a bit has changed. As of writing this, yesterday 05/08/2020 (the numbers haven’t been updated for today yet), there are 1781 new cases, which is about 1k less than what… Read more »

Despidiendo amigxs, cambiando casas y mi cumpleaños :))

Farewelling friends, changing houses and my birthday Life in quarantine can be very boring, but I’m going to try to write about a few things that have been keeping me busy. :)) Despidiendo amigxs Farewelling friends Part of an exchange student’s exchange experience is having ‘oldies’, which refers to exchange students that were already living… Read more »

Chilenismos (Parte 2)

Hola Todos! I really enjoyed writing the first part of the Chilenismos (link to which you can find here), so I thought I would write about some more of them and explain a little bit more about Spanish and the Chilean accent. I’d like to make a quick disclaimer that there might be some swearing… Read more »


Hi Everyone! Hola Todos! This blog post is going to be about Chilean slang (Chilenismos), a few things that Chileans say that differ from the Spanish that’s spoken in Spain and just also explaining some things about Spanish in general. I do give out a warning, this post will probably use almost every swear word… Read more »

Culture Shock

I’ve touched very lightly on this topic previously but I thought I would write in a little bit more detail some of the cultural differences between Chile and Australia that I’ve noticed in my time here. To preface this post, I would like to re-iterate an adage within Rotary and Youth Exchange, which is ‘Not… Read more »


Hi everyone! After a long period of amazing holidays, I have (un?)fortunately started school! It’s been just about a week so far, so everything is still a little new. I go to Colegio Mayor Peñalolen, a private school in Peñalolen, pretty close to where I live. I’m in the Australian year 11 equivalent; Tercero Medio…. Read more »


Hey everyone, I’ve had a lot of questions from friends and family asking about what type of food I’ve eaten here, and what some of the differences and similarities are between the food in Australia and the food in Belgium (to those who didn’t know I have two nationalities, and want to know more about… Read more »

Vamos a Lican Ray!

Vamos a Lican Ray! This summer I’m lucky enough to have a total of 2 1/2 months of vacation, as school ends half way through December in Australia, and school in Chile doesn’t start until March (yay me!). As a vacation this summer, my host family decided to head down to the south of Chile… Read more »

Mis primeros días en Chile!

Hola a todos! I’m currently in bed in Chile writing this and thinking about how Chile was definitely a great pick for me because it’s very normal to sleep in until about 9 or 10, and that custom suits my lazy teenage self very much. Mañana! Travelling over to Chile was quite the journey. All… Read more »

Preparing for Exchange

Anxiety and excitement are the best words to describe how I’ve been feeling about my exchange over the past few weeks. As I’m writing this, I have a week until I leave for Chile and my whole world changes, and it’s a bit daunting, if I’m being completely honest. Every part I’m nervous about, however,… Read more »