So this week in a nut shell went by really fast. today were transfers in the mission and your home boy and his companion Elder Puello are staying in esmeralda for the holidays so we chillin for now. but unfortunately the other 2 missionaries from esmeralda cant say the same. thats right elder west from colorado and elder muñoz from puerto montt chile are taking off so it was sad saying goodbye to our buddies cause we grew real close. but thats how the mission is, hellos and goodbyes all the time, its an emotional rollercoaster but you learn a lot during the ride. but other than that we're good we're happy, and trying to not melt before christmas. I wanted to say to you all that i wish you a Merry Christmas, while i spend my last christmas away from home and my family i just ask that you cherish the one that you have. love them, enjoy the little things because you dont realize how special they are until you dont have them. trust me i know. I hope you all are on santas nice list and that you enjoy the true reason for the season. i guess thats all for now. have a great week and i love you all and miss you a bunch.
Love, Elder Carlos Cabrera
facts of the week:
1. everyone and their mother wants to go to miami here, they think its their escape since its the states but you dont need to know english to get around, what cheaters
2. here in chile theres a version of fruit cake called pan de pascua and everyone eats it here but the peruvians have a much better version called panetón and im telling you the chileans dont know what theyre missing out on...Peru 1 Chile 0
3. so here theres a system of taxis called collectivos and how it works is that you pay 500 pesos which is about 80 cents and they drive certain routes and you have to get off at some point in that route and you get in with complete strangers, its like a bus system but as taxi cars, it takes a bit of getting use to but its cool