Ok guys, it’s been way too long since I posted. Just been crazy busy.
So I’ve gone back to the dunes again with people, gone to Santiago twice, visited Laguna Verde (Gotta go back with better weather) went to La Fonda (Las Ramadas) during the Fiesta’s Patrias, gone to some various other places, interviewed people that work at ferrias and at Caleta Portales (fishing place), seen La Moneda in person, and entirely planned out my ISP (Independent Study Project) for November. And that barely scratches the surface of what I’ve been up to.
My ISP is (i’d post the full proposal but it’s entirely in Spanish) about punk music as a source for social change and a critique of the traditional Chilean Identity in post-military dictatorship Chile. I will go to several shows and interview people in bands and audience members about chile, identity, the music scene here, etc. and will do an ethnographic exploratory research paper and presentation on the subject. Can’t wait!
The Ramada’s was fun, had some chicha, a traditional chilean drink, and terremotos! Laguna Verde was like a hidden secret beach kind of place, but the weather wasn’t too great so I’m wanting to go back during my ISP.
Seeing La Moneda was amazing. I’ve seen so much footage of the bombings there and it was cool to go to a place with that much history. And the night before we went out with some Chileans and I was so impressed with my spanish ability! Fun times!
I am going to try to update this a few times in the next few days as I look back through my pics and remember things I did, because it’s been so long since I blogged! Sorry about that.
Until Next Time!