Articles Tagged ‘Santiago’

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...

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...

Top Places to Eat Italian Food in Santiago

Top Places to Eat Italian Food in Santiago November 5, 2011 | Food | Read More
Unlike Argentina, specifically Buenos Aires, most of Chile does not have a long history with Italy, or the delicious food that comes from there. That means that it’s not just any old place that can fix you a good pasta dish or delicious pizza. You’re probably not going to discover a corner...

The Best Views in Santiago

The Best Views in Santiago October 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
With its enviable position right against the Andes, there are many good views to be had from in and around Santiago. If you’re coming in the winter, after a good rain, the Andes are snowcapped and perfect from nearly anywhere in the city, though the smog can obscure them at any time of year. For...

Brunch in Santiago

Brunch in Santiago October 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Brunch is a relatively new concept in Chile, in fact, you may have to explain it to your Chilean friends. They have a pretty solid concept of what is lunch and what is breakfast, and a never-the-twain-shall-meet opinion about the two. In addition, goodies such as waffles and pancakes for breakfast are...

What to Pack for Summer in Santiago

What to Pack for Summer in Santiago October 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
It’s practically unfathomable, that it’s summer here while it’s winter there, but as you’re taking out your sweaters and rubbing your hands at night against the cold while you wait for the bus, here in Santiago we’re flinging the windows open and dusting off last year’s...

Top Sushi Restaurants in Santiago

Top Sushi Restaurants in Santiago October 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
In recent years, sushi has become much more prevalent in Santiago, with small restaurants popping up all over the city (though mostly downtown, in Providencia. Las Condes and Ñuñoa). Even mom and pop minimarkets have sushi on offer, which they buy in bulk from a central company which drops it off...

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,...