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... said as he put down his saw. He grinned. “And now to cook him.”
That day we had casuela for lunch which is a herby vegetable soup with a chunk of meat (Juan) in the middle and then for dinner we ate more Juan who had been spit-roasting for 1.5 hours (durtay). The meat was fatty but great. Really salty. Juan has fed 8 people for two meals and counting, what a generous lad. Christmas dinner consisted of two big plates of ...
... women really shine through. The Mapuche people are a strong and proud people, they resisted the Spanish longer than any other indigenous people (for over 300 years) and the Incas prior to that. However, years of oppression, including the Pinochet regime, have left Mapuches in deep poverty. They rely on the land for survival, but over the years their ancestral lands have been taken from them first by the Spaniards, then the ...
... she was helping us to find a place to stay. After an eventful few nights (ask us about it) we did find a great place to stay. It is located right between downtown and the college district, and provides easy access to the bus that takes us to the Fundacion. The owner, Ali, provides us not only with a furnished apartment, but with breakfast, dinner, and laundry as well. We will write more about her in a later story.
Our first day at the Fundacion was ...
... prendre un vieux train comme ça est une expérience physique, viscérale: les bruit, les chocs et vibrations, l'odeur sulfurique de fumée, les escarbilles volant partout, dans la bouche, les narines, les yeux, sur les vêtements... Les 5 sens sont réellement partie prenante dans l'affaire!
Mais le point le plus intéressant de cette aventure m'a été signalé par Daniela. Moi de mon coté j'étais excité comme un pou et je courais de tous les côté pour prendre ...
... and at a certain point you do start to lose your mind, especially at night. We tried a few places, we needed a parking space, nobody had any. Alex said he didn't care we would stay in the Holiday Inn Express. Ha! It was weird. We hadn't eaten dinner, nothing was open, we were both tired. He had brought me down a few bagels from NY which was an awesome treat, and there were 2 left. We got some butter, 5 beers and watched Fargo. Interesting end to the day.
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