Articles Tagged ‘Spanish’

Basic Spanish for Travel in Chile

Basic Spanish for Travel in Chile September 18, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Welcome to Chile! Photo by wallygrom (back home!) on flickr. If you had to learn just a handful of phrases to ease your trip to Chile, you’d do it, right? Some of these are basic Spanish, but they have a Chilean flair, as they’re how we say things here. They’ll work in other countries...

How to ask for directions in Chile

How to ask for directions in Chile October 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Dónde está el baño? or el catedrál? or any of a host of other things you’re looking for? Where are they? Photo from jodastephen on flickr. These roving Segway kiosks in and around Plaza de Armas in Santiago can give some tips. Where are they, indeed. A common and recurring frustration while...

What did he say? Decoding directions on the street in Chile

What did he say? Decoding directions on the street in Chile October 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
It happens. Despite your best intentions to follow the instructions you were given in your guide, you’ve managed to either get lost beyond simple repair, or unable to easily find what you’re looking for, even though your guide indicates it should be right there. So you follow the handy directions...

Surviving the Santiago Supermarket

Surviving the Santiago Supermarket August 18, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
You’re toodling away through your day in Santiago, perhaps already having seen some of the sights, like Cerro San Cristobal, or the PreColumbian Art Museum, when hunger starts to gnaw at you. But you’re on a budget, and don’t want to blow it all on a meal, despite some of the great...