Articles Tagged ‘Santiago’

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...