Category Archives: Travel

La Ruta de las Picadas: Oakland Taco Truck – Tacos Sinaloa

El viaje a The Bay Area era importante, era ponerme en contacto con las raíces de mi polola. Raíces que crecen tan grandes como las mías con Valparaíso. Son sentimientos a la bahía donde uno creció. La experiencia comienza cuando, luego de quedar varado en LAX por 7 horas, pude llegar a San Francisco (SFO) donde tomé el BART (Bay Area […]

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Worldwide Caution!

Today I received an “emergency” e-mail from the US Embassy in Santiago de Chile addressed to citizens residing in Chile. Given the current state of the world and taking into account the tragedy that recently occurred in Norway, I anxiously opened the e-mail. In a matter of seconds so many thoughts ran through my head and I was hoping to […]

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Flying with Jumpseat Seating

I was more reluctant than usual to go home this time. It gets much more difficult to say “goodbye” the more Francisco and I see each other; although we know it is more like an “I’ll see you later”. On the other hand, I was not only leaving Francisco, but also the cultural events that occur throughout the month of […]

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Flying During a Blizzard

The things you do for love… Monday, Day 1: A blizzard hit the East Coast bringing 12 and 32 inches (30 and 81 cm), and my flight was to leave at 9pm. Enough said. JFK International Airport closed until 6pm, however a good friend of mine, Mike, still drove my friend Max and I to NYC all in good faith and friendship. […]

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You Know You’re From Oakland When…

You pronounce Oakland: “OAKLIN”. You learned Ebonics before you learned English. “Beezie, hella, scraper, ripper” is standard English. You Know what “scraper filled wit rippers” mean. You know “in da cuts” don’t got nothing to do wit hair and “grapes” aint got nothin to do wit fruit. You hear gunshots and don’t even get scared and hearing police sirens around […]

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Los Anónimos

“Me encontraba estancando en el Aeropuerto de Los Ángeles. Mi ticket no confirmado para American Airlines presentó tener la última prioridad en los vuelos, llegaba a estar número 30 en la lista de espera. Llegué a LAX a las 8 de la mañana aproximadamente, y me encontré “atrapado” por 10 horas. El tiempo iba corriendo y veía con desesperación como […]

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