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Short and sweet hike up Santiago’s Cerro San Cristobal Hill

Short and sweet hike up Santiago’s...

  The view from Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago, Chile. Photo by David Berkowitz. Cerro San Cristobal...
Torres del Paine fire update, visiting the south of Chile

Torres del Paine fire update, visiting...

The Torres side of the park is still open to visitors. Photo by john_vorhees on Flickr. Since a hiker-caused...
Interesting Architecture in Santiago

Interesting Architecture in Santiago

Barrio Concha y Toro Santiago is not internationally known for its architecture, at least in comparison...
Five places to propose in Santiago

Five places to propose in Santiago

You’ve thought it all out, found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, have...

Events

Santiago a Mil lights up January in Santiago

Santiago a Mil lights up January in Santiago

Photo from Santiago a Mil. Since 1994, every year the stages and plazas and theaters of Santiago light up for three weeks...
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Dec 20, 2011 15:51

Food

Photo Essay: Edible Santiago

Photo Essay: Edible Santiago

Image Paul Lowry. Completos are a Chilean classic, a giant hotdog slathered with avocado, tomatoes and mayonnaise. They’re...
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Mar 31, 2012 14:16

Things to Do

5 Alternatives to Starbucks in Santiago

5 Alternatives to Starbucks in Santiago

Photo by kkmarais. It’s a feeling most of us know, even world travelers. We’re in a new place, hearing a new...
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Mar 31, 2012 12:52

Travel Tips

Daytrip from Santiago: Pomaire

Daytrip from Santiago: Pomaire

You can also catch a folkloric show in Pomaire. Photo: Pedro Villavicencio. Santiago has quite a lot to offer, but it’s...
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Feb 27, 2012 13:12

Recent Articles

Photo Essay: Edible Santiago

Photo Essay: Edible Santiago March 31, 2012 | Food | Read More
Image Paul Lowry. Completos are a Chilean classic, a giant hotdog slathered with avocado, tomatoes and mayonnaise. They’re an inexpensive (and filling) lunch or late night bar snack.

5 Alternatives to Starbucks in Santiago

5 Alternatives to Starbucks in Santiago March 31, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by kkmarais. It’s a feeling most of us know, even world travelers. We’re in a new place, hearing a new language, trying to figure out the public transportation system between visits to the ATM, souvenir shopping, church peeping, and all we really want is a relaxing place to drink a...

Skateboarding in Santiago

Skateboarding in Santiago March 20, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by magoexperto.   If you’re a skateboarder yourself, or just looking for a place to see some (mostly young) locals doing what locals do, the people watching could not be better than at a skate park. It’s a reasonably small community, and most of the skaters at each particular...

Short and sweet hike up Santiago’s Cerro San Cristobal Hill

Short and sweet hike up Santiago’s Cerro San Cristobal Hill March 15, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
  The view from Cerro San Cristobal in Santiago, Chile. Photo by David Berkowitz. Cerro San Cristobal is one of two iconic hills from which you can get a good aerial view of Santiago, Chile. It has two main access points, with the bulk of people going up on the Pio Nono (Bellavista) side on Saturdays...

Daytrip from Santiago: Pomaire

Daytrip from Santiago: Pomaire February 27, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
You can also catch a folkloric show in Pomaire. Photo: Pedro Villavicencio. Santiago has quite a lot to offer, but it’s hard to get to know Chile, precisely, when you’re within the city. For a close-by look into more of the huaso (Chilean cowboy) culture, as well as a chance to buy low-priced,...

Souvenir Shopping in Santiago

Souvenir Shopping in Santiago February 19, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo: rodri_gop. A fun part of many people’s trip is thinking about what to bring home for those who you left behind. While it’s nice to send a postcard, there’s also a certain satisfaction in bringing out a souvenir you picked up on the road, and tell the story behind it. Where you...

La Vega, Santiago’s real “central market”

La Vega, Santiago’s real “central market” February 14, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
  Photo: La Bicicleta Verde If you’re coming to Santiago, everyone will tell you to go to the central market to have lunch. Fair enough. It’s tourist-friendly (and tourist-priced), you get to sit in a large, bustling pretend market and possibly have an accordion player amble through...

Chilean Film Wins at Sundance Festival

Chilean Film Wins at Sundance Festival February 8, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Still from the movie Violeta Se Fue a Los CielosVioleta Se Fue a Los Cielos, a movie about the life of Violeta Parra, one of Chile’s great folk heroes has made a big splash at the Sundance festival, winning the World Cinema Jury Prize. Violeta Parra was a Chilean painter, potter, embroiderer, sculptor...

Driving trips from Santiago, Santa Cruz and Pichilemu

Driving trips from Santiago, Santa Cruz and Pichilemu January 24, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by avodrocc on Flickr.   For a quick escape from Santiago, everyone will tell you to go to a winery and the coast (unless they’re telling you to go to the mountains, in which case, here’s an idea). But which winery, or at least which wine valley, and which beach? As it happens,...

Torres del Paine fire update, visiting the south of Chile

Torres del Paine fire update, visiting the south of Chile January 20, 2012 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
The Torres side of the park is still open to visitors. Photo by john_vorhees on Flickr. Since a hiker-caused wildfire broke out in Torres del Paine in late December, 2011, some tourists have put their visits to the park on hold, because they weren’t sure just what they’d encounter. However,...
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