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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 Nescafé, 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...

Something Creepy for Halloween in Santiago

Something Creepy for Halloween in Santiago September 29, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Gribiche on Flickr. What’s better for celebrating Halloween (other than lots of candy) than wandering through a graveyard? Though it’s little-known outside of Chile, the Cementerio General in Santiago’s Recoleta neighborhood is a tremendously interesting way to spend a few...

Free Things to Do: Military Parade in Parque O’Higgins 3 PM, Mon, Sept 19th, 2011

Free Things to Do: Military Parade in Parque O’Higgins 3 PM, Mon, Sept 19th, 2011 September 16, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Military Parade in Parque O'Higgins Photo by bearshapedsphere, used with permission. Every year, as part of the “fiestas patrias” or national holidays of Chile, there is a giant military parade in the close-to-downtown park of Parque O’Higgins (yellow line metro, station of the...

Dining Outside in Santiago, Chile

Dining Outside in Santiago, Chile August 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by mabahamo on Flickr. While in the southern hemisphere, temperatures are still a little cool for your best outdoor dining options, in Santiago, we have been having a bit of a warm snap on occasion. If you happen to catch one, and you’re looking for a place to sit outside and eat, you’d...

Valparaíso, a quick weekend trip from Santiago

Valparaíso, a quick weekend trip from Santiago August 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photos by Hector Garcia on Flickr. If too much urban living has got you down, follow the great example set by hundreds, if not thousands of Santiago-dwellers and visitors, and head due west down the ultramodern Ruta 68 to the coastal port city of Valparaíso. Valparaíso is just an hour and a half...

Chile’s upcoming national holiday, where will you be on Sept. 18th?

Chile’s upcoming national holiday, where will you be on Sept. 18th? August 24, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by peregrine blue on Flickr. With just a few weeks left until Chile’s national Fiestas Patrias, an alcohol-infused, rocking good time that marks the end of summer, the beginning of sunshine, and for most people, a stomach-distending amount of food, preparations are already underway. Already...