Bruno from Brazil and I finished working at 6:30pm on Saturday night, and spontaneously jumped on a bus to Valparaíso. We had a reservation at a hostel, but because we showed up at 10pm they had given away our rooms. It being a long weekend in Chile as well, this wasn't a good thing. We ended up sharing a tiny room in another hostel that only had one tiny bed. Thankfully I am blessed with knowledge of the "AVALANCHE" which has yet to let me down (nothing beats rock). I of course won the bed while Bruno slept on the floor.
We met a bushel of cool people (some of which thankfully spoke english) and partied past sunrise. After an hour or so of sleep we jumped on a bus, and were back in Santiago by 10:30am so that Bruno could catch his flight at 2pm (which it turns out was actually on Tuesday at 2pm). My camera battery was dead, but I gave my email address out, and have been promised pictures soon.
Dayna's mom has promised to save me some leftovers, and my parents are going to be in Vancouver in the next few weeks for a visit, so I won't completely miss the spirit of Thanksgiving.