As I sat in the Santiago airport, with many hours to wait before boarding my delayed flight to New Zealand, I reflected on all the fantastic and terrible things I had experienced in South America. I was sad to be leaving the Americas, as these first months of travel on my year around the world had already been both challenging (see: Chicken Pox) and amazing (see: places where you can’t take a bad photo).
I wrote myself this list to pass the time, and it was a pretty accurate guess of what I would and would not miss about South America.
Things I Will Miss About South America:
-Superior bus travel options
-Views from Isla del Sol
-Gelato home delivery services (why don’t they have this in Canada??)
-Being able to buy single servings of things like yogurt and granola bars in the grocery store
Things I Will Not Miss About South America
-10pm dinner time
-Stairs on Isla del Sol
-Unsafe night buses
-Stray dogs everywhere
-Chilean exchange rate math
-Obnoxious party buses
-Unrefrigerated dinner meat
I agree on most of these! It’s been 8 months and I still miss speaking Spanish and you’ve just reminded me of the joys of delivered helado. Yum.
Thanks! I am puzzled to this day that no ice cream vendor does this in North America, considering how many other things you can get delivered to your house…