As I sit in row 14 of my Southwest flight from San Jose to Baltimore, sipping a complimentary gin & tonic courtesy of Southwest Airline’s celebratory St. Patrick’s Day mood, I wanted to write an update especially for all of you loyal friends, family and readers who have supported me during the past two and a half years I’ve been producing Something In Her Ramblings (I have to admit however that by the time I will not be on this flight, but enjoying a Friday in Maryland).
As you probably gleaned from my post last week sharing the most common scenes from my life as an Expat in Costa Rica, my time in the land of Pura Vida has come to an end. My life in the rainforest has officially come to an end. I’m currently on the lookout for my next opportunity and will be sure to keep you posted when I know what it is!
As I determine my next step career wise, I’m taking advantage of time off to visit South America. Despite living in Central America for the past 17 plus months, I’ve never set foot below Panama, so this will be a new continent for me!
In the crazy world we live in it was cheaper for me to fly from Costa Rica to Maryland to Chile than from Costa Rica to anywhere in South America (apart from Zika-filled Colombia that is), and so for less than 20 hours I’m back in the states, spending time with my dad and sister and repacking my bags.
Later this evening I will be flying to Chile where I’ll start my South American adventure. I’ll be spending a few days in Santiago, touring city sights, visiting the colorful, seaside town of Valparaiso and experiencing the Andes with AndoAndes. Then I’ll be busing to Mendoza, Argentina’s wine country and touring several of the area’s top wineries with Uncorking Mendoza After another long bus ride I’ll be in Buenos Aires. As you probably know I’m a city girl at heart and Paris is my favorite city so I’m excited to see what is hailed as “the Paris of South America” with my own eyes.
Last year I had the opportunity to meet Chef Perlman of Buenos Aires’ Casa Saltshaker at a pop-up dining event in Jaco. Chef Perlman is extremely passionate and knowledgeable and his dishes are to die for. Of all the adventures I have planned I’m probably most excited to see him again and get to experience more of his creations at his puertas cerradas restaurant in Argentina’s capital city.
You can follow along on my adventures via social media. I’ve really been getting into Instagram lately so follow me there to see my favorite snaps in real time on my trip.
No matter where I land next, the coming months will be an exciting time on Something In Her Ramblings. I’ll not only be sharing stories from my trip to South America, but I also have more stories to share from Costa Rica and Cuba that I didn’t have time to write before. And of course, whatever place I end up calling home next, I’m sure it will be full of more adventures to write about.
Thanks as always for supporting me and this blog. Your emails, comments and well wishes on social media mean the world to me!