viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2012

The Best Holidays

I think the Best Holidays That I have was last Fall when I went to Europe, but I already write about that travel in my last two post, so I will write about my second best holidays and there was of the 2010.

At Janury of 2010, I went with my school friends, Gabriel, Josese, Pablo and Sebastían to Peru. We started the travel in bus, from Santiago to Arica. That was like 36 hours of traveling and they where very fun. I meet a Bolvian Worker who told me about the diference between Chilean and Bolivian people, how he was very grateful about Chile, and how where female chilena people.

When we got to Arica, I disliked a lot the city, because it was very hot and with a lot of drunk people who tried to cheat on you. We took a small bus to Tacna, which is very similar to Arica, where the peruvian people offer us a lot of weed. Obviusly we didn`t take anyone, we were in a different country and could be dangerous.

We got to Arequipa, which is very beatiful and colonial city, just too noisy becuase the cars play the horn all time. Finally we get to Cuzco, which is very very fun and cosmopolitan city, with a very beatiful colonial architecture and very awesome and deeply Inca`s ruins. In Cuzco you can share with a lot of foreigner people, since argentinian until korean people, and you can go party with very few money, because you can get in the central square of cuzco a "free drink" ticket of the all pubs and discos of cuzco, and you can go to pub to pub chargen this ticket, and when you find some place that you want to stay, you can stay there. Thats is very important advice, however Peru is a very cheap country for the Chileans, in Cuzco is very expensive so you have to save youy money all that you can.

Then we took a bus to the hydroelectric central where you have to walk like 3 or 4 hours to Aguascalientes, the town, most near to Macchu Picchu. That walk is very beatiful, you can see a lot of animals and very weird plants.

Well Macchu Picchu, is very beautiful, I walked thru its street and I thought all the time about "Alturas de Macchu Picchu" the poem of Pablo Neruda, and the songs of "Los Jaivas". I think is a very spiritual place to go and think the majesty of the Inca People.

Well I recomend a lot this place to visit. And go to your friends and expericend the starving for no eat food to save money and be tired all time because the long walks.

jueves, 20 de septiembre de 2012

Ich gehe nach Deutaschland: Das land der Dicher und Denker

Today I have to write about one country that I want to visit, work or study. I think that this assignment is the most interesting work that I have to do to an English course, because learning other lengueges open the world to people and open de posibilities to think differently and this  assignmente motivate you to know other places and other people, and that is very inspiring.

If I have the posibility to go to one place. I would go to Germany.

Always Germany has impress me for their culture. At first you can see Germany as a secund candle of West Thought (the first is greece), the german philosophy is historically significant to the world with thinkers like Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche and Shopenhauer. The firsts precusors of Sociology are from Germany like Karl Marx and Max Weber. As well later we can see the important critical theory with thinkers like Adorno, Horkheimer, and (one of my favoirte autors) Jürgen Habermas. Well, with all this philosophy you can undestand why some people say that Germany is the land of the Poet and Thinker (Das land der Dicher und Denker).
I like also Germny because is a very develop and confortable country. It has a very impresive, dense and modern train transport network. You can go to everywhere in that country just in time. Even you can planificate your travels months before. And  the train system is very well conected with urban transport system, with buses, metro and tram (tram is like Valparaiso's trolebuses, but much more modern).

I would like to live in Berlin because is very exciting, cosmopolitan, cultural, and develop City. Throughout its street a lot of  history has happened. Since the begin of Prussian Kingdom, the first and secund war world, until the fall of  Berlin Wall (and the fall of socialism goverment system). You can see all this history in one place, and you could be moved by the things that nazi regimen did to the jews, with a lot of memory museum, where you will be terrefied about control and killing systems of the nazis.

In berlin the first thing tht you will see is the "Fernsehturm", the TV tower, which is the tallest structure in the European Union with 368 meters located in downtown, "Mitte", at AlexanderPlatz, the old center district of East Berlin.

If you start in East Berlin and you study in Social Science School, you are interest in left political think, or you are interest in architecture  maybe you will be interest to visit Karl Marx Alle, which is a boulevard avenue lined by monumental residential and comercial buildings, designed in the Socialist Classicism.

Berlin is like an explotion of culture in your face, you can go to museum island where you can find too many important work of art history like greece, egyptian, roman, clasic art. The East Side Gallery is an inevitable place to go too, is an exhibition of art painted on the last existing places of the Berlin Wall.

There are a lot of festivals like Berlinale a Film Festival. It is one of the world's leanding film festival and most reputable media events. You also can find design, architecture, and music (if you like classic and jazz music this is you place) festivals.

Well,  I could write about Berlin for a long time because is a very passionate city wich excited you until you blood. I want someday go and live and study in this increible city. To do that i have to learn a lot of German and improve a lot my english.

See you next week.

Auf Wiedersehen.

viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2012

First Term: Good and Bad points.

The 2012's First term was very special for me. It was a time for change of perspective in very several ways. At first I resign to university politics, after have been participed a lot in the 2011's education movement. This participation tired me very much, so for this year I decided to dedicate time for me, to do more sports like go hiking and my grades (that were no so well).

About my subjets, last term, they were very intersting. My favorite was "Estructura y Acción Social en America Latina" where I saw the decadence of National-Popular regimes, the dictatorships, and the started of democracies, seen their impact in the social structure and in the politic and social action (the social movements). We compare the  situation of Argentina, Brazil and Chile, that was very interesting Other subject where we saw something similar It was "Teoria 5: Teoria y sociedad Latinoamericana" but we studied here things more theorical refered like modernization or dependece theory. By otherhand I have two very stressing subjects, Statistic and Public Policy, if well are very useful to profesional life, they were very demanding.

I have to say that last term, in general, It was very stressing for me because I planed a long travel so I have to finish my test earlier than my classmates, that means that March and June I was locked in my room studying like a monkey.