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CHILE | Tue, 6 May 2014 | By larasumera | Views [484]

May 6, 2014  Day 1 – We probably went to bed around 1:30, and I work up at 7:15 this morning. We're 3 hours ahead of California. Our team went to El Faro this morning, a church/school building on which we are doing renovations. It is the ... Read more >

Tags: chile, el faro, maipu, santiago

Flights: 36 hours

CHILE | Sun, 8 Sep 2013 | By carolinelawrence | Views [357]

Door to door? I think it worked out to be around 36 hours. Lots of fun! Flights went pretty smoothly. Flying into Santiago was the first time it sunk in that I was on my own in South America! It was a mixture of excitement and fear. Flying into Santiago:... Read more >

Tags: lima, long flights, santiago

The selection and the process

CHILE | Sat, 19 Jan 2013 | By zita_whalley | Views [435]

The most valuable skill to have to when working this particular set of puppets is the ability to talk yourself down from the brink of panic attack in a claustrophobic space while you’re sweating like a rapist, putting your body through a sustained ... Read more >

Tags: latino hospitality, santiago, snuff puppets, teatre a mil festival

Santiago Dec 2011

CHILE | Wed, 14 Dec 2011 | By sally-annephillips | Views [968]

I’m back! – With an over-packed suitcase and poor Spanish grammar, here I am. And I’m loving it! Before I came, I deliberately played down the excitement to myself – I worked up until a few days before I left and purposely didn’t organise too many ... Read more >

Tags: chile, santiago, south america, travel

Kissing in Chile (No, this isn´t a seedy description of my love life)

CHILE | Sat, 16 Jul 2011 | By rachelina | Views [2429]

Saying hello in Chile can sometimes descend into farcialness. Although a seemingly simple cultural concept, my month and a bit in Chile has made me realise how difficult it can be. Like many other places in the world (sometimes it feels like New Zealand ... Read more >

Tags: chile, cultural customs, kissing, santiago

Observations on life in Santiago & the realisation that walkingboots lose novelty factors quick

CHILE | Sat, 25 Jun 2011 | By rachelina | Views [1908]

Observation One: It must be difficult to be a newly single person in Santiago. (No, I didn't take these photos. Even I, photo taker extreme, draw the line at taking photos of strangers in intimate positions) With my reluctant ... Read more >

Tags: chile, plans, santiago

Becoming a Chileana

CHILE | Wed, 15 Jun 2011 | By rachelina | Views [1116]

HOLA FROM CHILE! I've been here for 5 or so days now, and so far am super enjoying it. One of my very good friends from Texas, Katie, moved to Santiago a year ago after graduating from college, and has spent the last year working ... Read more >

Tags: bolivian buses, chile, santiago, spanish

Chile I: The Show- "You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming." (P. Neruda

CHILE | Wed, 20 Apr 2011 | By ejpredny | Views [2036]

Brilliant yellow diamond sparkling of golden promises, Santiago huddles in the shadowed embrace of the strong and silent Andes. Farther and farther she fades back into darkness as the plane so easily takes me away from my dreams and back towards reality.... Read more >

Tags: chile, dance, emily predny, pablo neruda, predny, santiago

on the eve of a dream coming true...

USA | Sat, 26 Mar 2011 | By ejpredny | Views [548]

Travel dust shakes itself from the bottom of my well-worn backpack. The cats begin alternately fighting and following my every move around the apartment; they know from experience that they won't see me for an indefinite amount of time. My brother used ... Read more >

Tags: chile, dream, emily predny, predny, santiago

Deserts, valleys & a river - Peru to Chile

CHILE | Tue, 14 Dec 2010 | By sobrea | Views [1677]

So today I will write to you for as long as my battery permits, because at our campsite next to the river there is no power outlet! Its almost 11am the morning after our first night of camping in the Latin American adventure…and man, ... Read more >

Tags: camping, chile, iquique, lake titicaca, peru, pino, san pedro de atacama, sand boarding, santiago, valley of the moon

Kidney Stones in Santiago

CHILE | Tue, 9 Mar 2010 | By true-claims-stories | Views [3409]

While I was in Santiago I had severe abdominal pains that lasted for several agonizing hours. Unable to walk unaided, I was advised by the emergency services to take a taxi back to Vina del Mar and visit a doctor as soon as possible. After two days ... Read more >

Tags: chile, kidney stones, santiago, true claims

Passport? Emmmmmmm.....

CHILE | Sat, 30 Jan 2010 | By coogie86 | Views [380]

Well... What a start to the trip. I realized as we entered the Port Tunnel that my passport was sitting in the scanner in G's house. Thankfully, due to some quick thinking and some fast driving {Thanks T!} we somehow managed to get back out to Blackrock ... Read more >

Tags: cheap beer, passport problems, santiago


CHILE | Tue, 18 Aug 2009 | By thebigtrip | Views [1236]

Arica So after a few exciting days in Huacachina we got yet another overnight bus to the border town of Tacna, Peru. When we got off the bus we had two options for crossing the border into Chile , wait four hours and get the train to Arica, ... Read more >

Tags: arica, chile, iquique, paraglding, santiago

Quick Taste of Chile - Santiago and Valpariso

CHILE | Fri, 24 Apr 2009 | By globalgirljen | Views [1143]

Since mid April, after the Volcano trek in Pucon, we took a bus over the Andes to Santiago to continue our visit in Chile.  After a fantastic adventure through Patagonia, Santiago (any big city) was set up to have a hard time impressing us. But McLure ... Read more >

Tags: chile, santiago, valparaiso

Santiago de Chile

CHILE | Fri, 13 Feb 2009 | By steffen_graz | Views [1897] | Comments [10]

Ein ganz sonniges Grüsschen ins winterliche Deutschland aus Santiago der Hauptstadt Chiles.  Nach einer 11 stündigen Busfahrt von Pucón nach Santiago, bin ich erstmal ganz verwundert gewesen, denn das Busterminal, an welchem ich angekommen bin, musste ... Read more >

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Santiago, Chile

CHILE | Fri, 23 Jan 2009 | By bec-simon | Views [948]

Ok, so our trip to Santiago in Chile didn't start as smoothly as we'd hoped. Missing a flight from Auckland to Santiago was a pretty stressful experience (don't ask us about it yet, when we get back in twelve months we might be able to laugh about it!!), ... Read more >

Tags: chile, santiago

Santiago, Chile

CHILE | Sun, 7 Sep 2008 | By lopes_family | Views [422]

Arrived 25 August after a long and tiring flight. Great view of the Cordilleras as we came into land. Spent the afternoon getting over jet lag and exploring the city. Found it difficult to communicate due to our limited Latin American Spanish. Next day ... Read more >

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Santiago Smog

CHILE | Sat, 6 May 2006 | By stowaway | Views [6466] | Comments [7]

Hiya all, Well here i am in Santiago, smog capital of Chile. The smog is so thick you can only really see about 5 blocks. Santiago is right next to the Andes mountains to the west, (which you can just make out some of the top outline of it, if you ... Read more >

Tags: chile, on the road, santiago, smog


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