Traveling with the Virgin

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It isn’t often you say to anyone, let alone Isabel Allende, “Hey, I double-boxed the Virgin and tied her up with cord, so you should be all set!

By way of explanation, Isabel was taking her beautiful copper and bejeweled Virgin to Chile as a gift for her friend Pia. The Virgin had long stood in Isabel’s home and was dangerously close to being taller than Isabel herself—she had to wear heels all the time! I’m happy to report both Isabel and the Virgin arrived safely in Chile after a few taxi rides, several airports and some long flights.

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Here is Isabel in the car en route to the airport holding her precious cargo.

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3 Responses to Traveling with the Virgin

  1. Marta March 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Beautiful, que Virgen es?

    • Nico March 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

      Isabel creyó que tal vez se trataba de la Vírgen del Carmen, pero la verdad es que no me parece. que sea.

  2. Maggie March 2, 2016 at 5:11 am #

    Muy bello regalo

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