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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...