My first day in Chile primer dia en Chile

Yayy I landed in Chile on Sunday at 8am. 30 Minutes ahead of schedule. Went to “border control” and was a little scared. Baring in mind that the friendly people of the US immigration were always really unfriendly and suspicious of me even if only staying in the US for 1 night. BUT it was totally different this time. This is Chile and NOT the US. The officer looked in my passport saw the many stamps of my past travels put a stamp in for this entry to Chile and said. “Enjoy your stay in Chile”. I was impressed and very happy. Next step my luggage. I had to wait quite a while and thought that my luggage might not have made it. I was not so much worried about my luggage as I knew I would get it somehow but I was just soooo waiting to see Liz and really did not want to wait for my luggage for ages. After probably 20 minutes (I have no idea if this estimate is accurate) I saw my suitcase and off I went. Totally excited through the exit in to the waiting area. But Liz was not there. I had no SimCard in my phone so again I was nervous. What if she is waiting somewhere different. So many people at the airport. I went through the masses and shouted “Liz, Liz… Liiiiiz” but there was no answer. Only a really friendly Chileno approached me and asked: “Are you looking for your friend”? I said I was. And he said do you have her/his phone number and I said yes also smiling as I did not think of this brilliant idea myself. You can see how nervous / excited I was. He went to a phone box with me and took some of his coins to call “mi amor” and she was surprised that I was early… I finally saw her 20 minutes after the call and was extremely happy. I have been waiting for this moment for such a long time. Of we went for breakfast and….

Anyway later on we went for a walk and I shot the first video I want to share with you:

How it all started

Heeehooo my first real post on my new url 🙂

I am planning to use this blog to report about my time in Chile and also share some money saving tips with my friends I will hopefully make in Chile. I knkow myself so I am sure I will sometimes also vent a little frustration about some companies that do not get it 😉

I used to blog here but used a different URL. The old blog posts are still buried here somewhere. Here is a link to an old post of mine in which I told the world about my plan to do a language course in Chile. I never did the follow up to report how brilliant it was. First of all I learnt some Spanish but secondly I got to meet some really nice people. One of them is originally from Mexico and she is the reason I am now moving to Chile

I am really happy to soon be with my girlfriend but a I am aware that my parents are a little bit sad to see me go. I understand that and will be in contact a lot with them as I DO really love them. I am certain that we will manage to see each other at least once per year and who knows maybe Liz will manage to do a 3 months job exchange in her company so she can work in Spain and we can both got to Spain for this period. (which would be a lot closer to Austria). Hopefully I will have the chance to write one more time before leaving.

My flight will be on Saturday at 13:40 CEST from Innsbruck via Frankfurt (3 hours wait) to Santiago (SCL) I will arrive there 22 hours after start at 08:40 CLST