Return to Chiloé

ebook Treasures from the Island

By Diana Delacruz

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A life-changing trek

from memories of the past to hope for the future...

Join author Diana Delacruz on a nostalgic six-day return journey to her former home in southern Chile, a little-known island shrouded in mist and mystery that shifted her life experience in subtle yet significant ways.

In this travel memoir complemented by meditations on local mythology, Diana chases and checks off adventures on her Chiloé Islands bucket list: sleep in a palafito with an ocean view, eat clambake-in-a-pot, tour heritage architecture, discover hidden hamlets, savor the sunset over the Pacific. Along the way, questions surge to challenge her: Did our work here all those years ago matter? How can I harmonize my love for this land and its people with the desperate need for transformation we all share? Can I reach and touch eternity amid the harsh realities of life here?

Diana uncovers gems of bright sea glass in the darkness of generations steeped in myths and legends. Surprises sweep her up as God's true story, the only remedy for false narratives, renews her faith. Her prayer—and ours—becomes, God, let me see what matters. Help me sort treasure from trash, crystals from clamshells.

Return to Chiloé