Chile Itinerary

3 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday is approaching every so quickly and I’m in this state of chaotic balance: on one hand I’m completely prepared and ready for whatever comes my way, on the other hand I’m throwing miscellaneous items in my suitcase and wondering if I have enough room to bring goodies back.  Since so many people have had questions as to what I will be doing and studying while I’m there, I am sharing a more detailed itinerary here.  It is pretty tentative; however, there are some fun items I’m looking forward to exploring both during the structured times and during our “free time.”  Yes, I’m going to Chile for fun, but I’m really going with a group of University of Wisconsin students for a Study Abroad travel course, so some work will be necessary to complete the course and receive credit for the work.  I’m also hoping this is an amazing opportunity to build experience and knowledge in hands-on sustainability initiatives.

Since so many people have had questions as to what I will be doing and studying while I’m there, I am sharing a more detailed itinerary here.  It is pretty tentative; however, there are some fun items I’m looking forward to exploring both during the structured times and during our “free time.”  Yes, I’m going to Chile for fun, but I’m really going with a group of University of Wisconsin students for a Study Abroad travel course, so some work will be necessary to complete the course and receive credit for the work.  I’m also hoping this is an amazing opportunity to build experience and knowledge in hands-on sustainability initiatives.

August 8 – Travel day, BWI to EWR to IAH, Overnight flight to SCL (Santiago, Chile)

August 9 – arrive in Santiago, settle in and take a city tour in the afternoon.

August 10 – tours of KDM Landfill and Energy Recovery Facility in the morning and lectures at the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in the afternoon

August 11 – Tour of Ventisquero Vineyard , Lunch with Companies (Entel-Walmart), lectures at UDD.

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Vina Ventisquero – ART Ventisquero Atacama

August 12-13 – Free weekend!  Chad and I are hoping to snowboard at Valle Nevado and do some hiking at Maipo Valley.

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Valle Nevado Resort
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Maipo Valley – Courtesy of De Martino winery

 

August 14 – possibly touring a mining site and looking at how water censors can be deployed to get environmental data (this will be the focus of the afternoon lectures on August 10-11).  We will then be meeting with one of Alex’s former UDD colleagues, who is now at another university in Santiago and is an expert on supply chain.  Due to the holiday on Tuesday (Feast of the Assumption of Mary), this is called a “sandwich day” in Chile, which means that a lot of people take off for a 4-day weekend.

August 15 – trip to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar (all day trip that will include walking the historic city of Valparaiso)

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Valparaiso Chile

August 16- tours of Center for Research and Innovation – Concha y Toro in the morning and lectures in the afternoon

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Concha y Toro – the most famous Chilean Winery

August 17- Tour of Chagres Foundry (Copper Foundry) and Catemu School (Sustainable Agriculture Education) and lectures (a lot of lectures!!) in the afternoon

August 18 – Green Innovation Conference (EEEK!!!)

 

August 19 – Chillan … we will be traveling to a volcano, with some options to go skiing, bath in the hot springs, trekking, etc. (more EEEEK!!!)

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August 20 – visit the University of Concepcion, before our departure back to Santiago and subsequent travel back home.

August 21 – Travel day ending at BWI!

Alright – I officially am losing my mind and cannot wait!  As usual, check out my IG: @runningyogimom for the most up to date and all the pics along the way – I’m also on Facebook:  RunningYogiMom

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