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Saint Patrick’s Day 2012 in Santiago

Saint Patrick’s Day 2012 in Santiago January 20, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Umberto Fisterol on Flickr. Spending Saint Patrick’s day far from home in Santiago, Chile? Where summertime is just coming to an end, and it feels like nothing Irish at all is going on? Don’t panic, because Santiago has a large number of Irish bars, to sit, while away the hours,...

Day Trip Ideas from Santiago, Cajon de Maipo

Day Trip Ideas from Santiago, Cajon de Maipo January 17, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by pcasko on Flickr. Santiago makes a great travel destination, and many people will choose to stay in the city for several days, making trips to the central market, the two iconic hills in the city, as well as the museums, taking long walks, appreciating the architecture and just generally getting...

Chilean Regional Specialty- Porotos Granados (summer bean potage)

Chilean Regional Specialty- Porotos Granados (summer bean potage) January 10, 2012 | Food | Read More
Nothing says summer like a creamy, hearty bowl of corn, squash and bean soup. What? You don’t agree? Then you’ve never tried one of my favorite Chilean foods, porotos granados. The main ingredients are beans, corn, squash and basil, though some throw in some cut up string beans as well. The...

Top Holiday Spots in Chile

Top Holiday Spots in Chile December 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Photo of Torres del Paine by John Spooner on Flickr. If you’re thinking of coming to Chile, you’re likely aware that it reaches way to the north to the Atacama desert, and way to the south into Patagonia. Most people pick a region or two, in addition to Santiago, and that takes them at least...

Santiago a Mil lights up January in Santiago

Santiago a Mil lights up January in Santiago December 20, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Photo from Santiago a Mil. Since 1994, every year the stages and plazas and theaters of Santiago light up for three weeks in January, with Santiago a Mil. The name means Santiago for 1,000, referring to the fact that many of the productions cost 1,000 CLP, or about two dollars. Many are also free, though...

Summer Weekend Getaways from Santiago

Summer Weekend Getaways from Santiago December 12, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by Andres04 on Flickr. While the northern hemisphere is socked in with snow, rain and wind, here in the southern hemisphere, we’re smack dab in the middle of the warmest season. And though it may be difficult to picture at the moment, sometimes it’s just too warm to stick around in...

Finding Good Coffee in Santiago

Finding Good Coffee in Santiago December 6, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Mr T in DC on Flickr. After starting your day with NescafĂ©, which is what most Chileans prefer to drink, believing it to be less acidic and therefore less harmful than filter coffee, you’re going to want to get your real java on. Maybe you’re staying at a hotel that has great coffee,...

New Year’s in Chile

New Year’s in Chile November 15, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Fireworks over the Entel Tower in Santiago, Chile. New Year’s eve in Chile is generally celebrated among families, at late dinners that end abruptly with the striking of midnight, when people go out and find their friends for late-night festivities. And while you’re unlikely to be invited...

Top 5 Museums in Santiago

Top 5 Museums in Santiago November 14, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Museo de la Memoria in Santiago, Chile If you’re a museum buff, your first order of business upon arriving in Santiago and taking a nap (as most flights here from Europe and the United Sates are overnight), will be plotting out how to get to your top picks over the course of your stay. But which...

Best Cheap Eats in Santiago, Chile

Best Cheap Eats in Santiago, Chile November 14, 2011 | Food | Read More
When you’re travelling, food can be the greatest joy or your largest frustration. When travelling on a budget, eating something filling and tasty while trying not to have to orego other essentials like where to sleep and transportation, is essential. In Santiago, cheap eats means basically three...
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