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day 24

Back in Santiago

Well we're back. We were going to stay in valpo til today but there wasn't too much to do and we figured it wasn't worth it to spend money on another night sober came back to Santiago last night. Valpo was really nice though, Monday was cold but Tuesday and Wednesday were beautiful.

On Tuesday Michelle and I went for a run to check out some other hostels. We found one that was cheaper and closer to things so we relocated. We were literally the only ones who were at the other one, which was nice because we we had the place to ourselves but we were ready to move on. The new one had a German and a group of 4 American dudes who just got out of law school. After we checked in too the new hostel we walked to the beach and spent a couple hours there. On our way back we were discussing dinner options when we passes by a pretty crowded restaurant that had really cheap completos. We figured we couldn't go wrong by stopping there but oh boy we went wrong..... lets just say we swore off completos halfway through the meal.

Went out that night with the American guys to this random 80s bar which was very interesting... maddy and I went back to the hostel pretty soon after getting tthere.

We successfully managed to get an early start yesterday. At least Michelle maddy and I did, star got up for the breakfast then went back to bed while we went with the German to Pablo nerudas house to look at the view that inspired him. We didn't go inside because there was an hour wait (whattt?) But we were able to go onto the balcony and see a really pretty view of valpo. We went back to the hostel to get star then we took a 20 minute busride to vina del Mar which is like valpo but mmore bougie. It was a perfect day on the beach.

Made our way back to the hostel where our freshly laundered clothes were waiting for us. I've never been so excited to have clean clothes. We packed up and headed back to Santiago. On the bus ride we realized we probably shod have told the guys we were coming a day early but it was too late. Luckily they were home and soo excited to see us. Joel and pau had left for a month and mauricio was in vina so it was just alex and pepe at the house. We chilled for a bit, drank some piscolas, skyped with emily, then headed out to a club that was two stories packed with foreigners and locals looking for foreigners.

I woke up before everyone else this morning and decided to go on a run. Put on my running gear and wrote a note saying where I had gone only to discover that I wasn't actually going anywhere because the door was llocked. Never have I ever encountered a door in which you need a key to open it from the inside... until today. So instead of going on a run I sat. Thankfully there was one last beer to make me happy. I broke the news to the others when they woke up and we spent a few minutes scrounging for a spare key /attempting to devise an escape route but were unsuccessful. Considering all the bottom story windows are barred, our only opting IA to climb/jump out of the second story but then we would be locked out..... its quite a situation. We've accepted the ffact that we just hhave to wait til alex or pepe comes home. Hopefully pepe has a shorter workday than alex who told us last night that he has a 13 hour day and wont be home til 10pm...... this is such a cruel joke, we've spent so many days not leaving this house til like 5 or 6, and now that we actually want to leave and do something we can't. Honestly all we want are churripans. Is that sso much to ask for?on that note, food is limited. We already ate the last two slices of pizza from last night and I had the last beer. I feel like I'm in an alternate version of lord of the flies. I think I hear someone making food though.... so I'm gonna go check it out.

Last thing. Maddy got sick a week ago and has been coughing and blowing her nose all over the place. We've all kinda felt the sickness coming the past couple days but this morning it really hit Mich and star, they are very bitter towards maddy. Ive got a sniffly nose and a scratchy throat but its not too bad which is good because its survival of the fittest on the island (in the house), hopefully I'm not speaking to soon but seeing as how this day is going I probably am.

Posted by alexascamp 11:00 Archived in Chile

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