e-pal: Arica, Chile

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 November, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 November, 2008, 12:00am

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Name Stefano Leonardo Figueroa Montenegro

Age 18

City Arica, Chile

Arica is a tourist city. It is situated near a famous oasis in the middle of the desert and two green valleys, so it's also known as 'Eternal Spring'. With all-year-round warm weather and great waves, it's a perfect place for surfing.

Chile's Independence Day, which takes place on September 18, is my favourite festival. We have a huge party, eat national dishes and observe a lot of interesting traditions. Another important festival is the international song festival Festival de Vina which is held in a coastal town called Vina del Mar.

When I'm not buried in books, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and partying at the weekend. We play a lot of soccer, often at the beach. Tennis is another favourite sport of mine.

Sometimes, I travel with my family to other countries. I have been to many Latin American countries including Argentina, Peru, Paraguay and Brazil.

I am something of a clown because I'm always laughing and making jokes about everything. I'm easy-going and a major music fan - rock and reggae are my favourites. And I love action movies.

In the future, I would love to study industrial engineering.