High above the clouds...flying from Dallas to Santiago.
Had to take a photo of the "reciprocity fee" sign upon entering customs in Santiago, Chile...
Evelina, the customs officer in Santiago. She was very sweet & we even had a little conversation...my first glimpse that the hospitality & spirit of the people of Chile!
Genaro Zavala, from the Departamento de Física,
Tecnológico de Monterrey, MX. He & I waited for about 5 hours in the Santiago airport, for our respsective flights.
Rodrigo Carmona, from Concepción, Chile. He was my travel-mate from Santiago to Concepción. Rodrigo is a professor of political geography, and also owns a mid-sized farm!
My first photo of downtown Concepción...
My host family & friends: Juan Colla, Edith Castro, Esthér, Niccolo, Devahuti & me.
Me & my soul sister Devahuti (Carolina Colla Castro). She was the one who spearheaded "Toma Mi Mano."
Esther, Marcos Vargas & me. They were very sweet young friends!
Juan preparing his scrumptuous seafood dinner (served cold).
Juan displaying his seafood dinner!
Interesting & odd forest leading to the beach, where we gathered for "Tambores por la Paz."
Gathering at the beach for "Tambores Por La Paz." (Drums for Peace)
Street scene on the promenade in downtown Concepción.
Flower vendor cart on the promenade.
Pia Villalobos playing the bombo.
Me jamming on doumbek with the musicians.
This amazing old tree just spoke to me... Parque Ecuador.
Erik Raul Jara and his interesting guitar case with a Minnesota license plate attached to it!
Banner for "Toma Mi Mano." It was so inspirational making this sweet homemade banner!
Nicolas Garros & me holding up a sign that says "We're 1." We Are One World! (Nicolas also played djembe with me at the concert.)
Ah...the police came...to hear the music from the concert at Parque Ecuador! Too bad we had just finished - but they did ask if I had CD's, or if they could download songs from the Internet! What friendly police!
Devahuti & Pia Villalobos Meta. Pia was also a huge part of the organization & planning of "Toma Mi Mano."
A beautiful tree in Parque de Lota in Región Bio-Bio. This park was sadly destroyed in the tsunami/earthquake.
Photo of children looking for change in the wishing pond...
Beautiful tree at Parque de Lota.
Reflection of previous photo...
Devahuti merging with a statue at Parque de Lota.
The beautiful & generous Edith Castro, the mom at my host-home.
Parque de Lota
Devahuti, her mom Edith & me at Parque de Lota.
My first flower shots ever! Parque de Lota.
Me smelling an exquisite blossom at Parque de Lota.