Today we took a sweet trip to a place called llifen, it was sooo pretty! If I ever came back to Chile I would come back here hahah and go swim in the lake.
Monday, November 21, 2016
History lesson of the week:
In 1960 one of the largest recorded earthquakes hit the south of Chile. The magnitude was approximately measured at 9.5, with the center of the earthquake in Valdivia. Some of the people still talk about the earthquake, but almost everyone talks about the tsunami. Shortly after the shocks a tsunami came and wiped out much of Niebla and Corral. Here are some photos of Corral today, about 50 years after the earthquake.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Photo update week:
It was a ward mission leaders birthday so we threw him a surprise party! Also more photos from the Arboretum and one from Sunday.
Have a great week!
Elder Jackman and I are staying in Valdivia for this transfer!
Monday, November 7, 2016
There are some really funny superstitions here in Chile, one of them is called the crooked mouth. When we knock doors, a lot of people answer the door covering their mouth. The reason is because they believe that if a gust of wind touches them, it will leave their mouth crooked. It has to do with people drinking yerba mate, which is a popular drink in all of South America. I've heard various versions of the myth, but my favorite is that if you are drinking mate and you have the window open, you can't open the door because the airflow will leave your mouth crooked. Everyone has some uncle or cousin that has "the crooked mouth"
Attached is a small comic that explains that fresh air is dangerous because one cousin went outside after drinking mate and they got the boca chueca.