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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...

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,...

Interesting Architecture in Santiago

Interesting Architecture in Santiago October 27, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Barrio Concha y Toro Santiago is not internationally known for its architecture, at least in comparison to older and wealthier cities in Latin America, particularly Buenos Aires and Lima. However, it does have a number of good examples of late 1800s and early 1900s architecture which are worth checking...

Five places to propose in Santiago

Five places to propose in Santiago October 26, 2011 | What's New | Read More
You’ve thought it all out, found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, have got the ring in hand, have passed it through the xray on your way through the airport, and the only thing left to do is to get down on one knee and ask your sweetie to be yours forever. And you’ve...

Meeting Locals in Santiago

Meeting Locals in Santiago October 26, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Fun times at La Piojera, a place to meet the locals. Meeting locals while out traveling may be on your list, but let’s face it, just as you don’t come across tons of foreigners in your daily life at home, so too can it be tricky to make contact with the locals in Santiago. Add to that the...

Ideas for Taking Out-of-Town Guests to Dinner in Santiago

Ideas for Taking Out-of-Town Guests to Dinner in Santiago October 14, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Photo by williamcho on flickr. When people come to visit you in your hometown, or the town (or city) you’re living in, you want to show them the best it has to offer. Sightseeing, parks, nightlife and of course food are high on the list. Below are some ideas for taking out of town guests out to...

Photo: Uptown Santiago Shines at Night

Photo: Uptown Santiago Shines at Night September 30, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Santiago is many things to many people. It’s got downtown grit, and uptown shine. This view of the tony, shiny part of Las Condes is taken from the upper floor of a building facing east, towards the Andes. This area is close to what locals call “Sanhattan” for its shiny skyscrapers,...

Steakhouses in Santiago

Steakhouses in Santiago September 29, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Photo by FotoosVanRobin on Flickr. While Chile doesn’t raise the grassfed pampa beef of neighboring Argentina, the offerings at steakhouses in Santiago are still plentiful and tasty. Both Santiaguinos and the international guests that visit the city are looking for good beef, and these restaurants...

What to eat and drink during Chile’s Fiestas Patrias

What to eat and drink during Chile’s Fiestas Patrias September 16, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Drinking a terremoto at La Piojera. Photo via Ricardo Basuare on Flickr. September 18th marks Chiles’s fiestas patrias, or national holiday, but the holiday is already well underway today, and it’s only the 16th of September. As a visitor to Chile, you liken the day to the United States’...

SCL to Santiago Transfer, Getting From the Airport to Your Hotel in Santiago

SCL to Santiago Transfer, Getting From the Airport to Your Hotel in Santiago September 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Santiago Airport by MarceloKristopher on Flickr. Let’s face it, Santiago is a long way from most English-speakers’ homes. The last thing you need after an overnight flight, the unceremonial xraying of all of your posessions and a long walk through the airport terminal is a confusing experience...
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