A very brief history of Irish Chilean names

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O’Higgins, Mackenna, Lynch: these are just a few examples of significant figures in the history of a particular nation. However, if you immediately thought Irish history, you’d be mistaken – these are the names of important figures in Chilean history. In fact, one of them, Bernardo O’Higgins, is considered the […]

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The most spectacular day trips in the Lake District, Chile

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While it’s likely that you’re well acquainted with Patagonia, far fewer adventurers are familiar with Los Lagos, or the Chilean Lake District. Lush, green, and filled with sparkling turquoise lakes, the Lake District, Chile, is framed by snowy mountains and crisp blue skies. The Alpine scenery is so spectacular, it […]

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Christmas in Chile: 5 Chilean traditions

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Thinking of getting away this festive season? Although you won’t get a white Christmas in Chile, Chileans definitely know how to do festive cheer. Chile is in the Southern Hemisphere, so Christmas Day actually falls in the middle of summer. Temperatures hit upwards of 80°F, which means that a roaring […]

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15 Chilean slang words and phrases to remember

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Chilean slang can confuse even the most advanced Spanish speaker. Chilean people’s idiosyncratic pronunciations – such as dropping ‘s’ sounds in phrases like más o menos so it becomes “mah-o-meno”, meaning “more or less” – can throw off those who are used to European Spanish. Furthermore, as with many other […]

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Celebrations in Chile: Holidays and traditional festivals

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In Chile holidays include a number of traditional festivals all year round. These celebrations commemorate historical events, rural traditions or Catholic religious festivals. Often, Chile’s rich indigenous history is blended with European customs to create fascinating and colorful festivals. Below, we explain some of the country’s most important holidays, from […]

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Cuisine in Chile: Food to try on your adventure

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Stretching over 2,600 miles, Chile is a country that covers a range of landscapes and climates. From the Atacama Desert to the frozen Patagonian Ice Fields, Chile is a country of enormous geographical diversity. As a result, the country has a vast range of dishes to sample. In Chile food […]

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A quick guide to Chile wine country

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Chile is a fantastic destination for any wine enthusiast. In Chile wine country is remarkably accessible, with many of the best vineyards located within a 100-mile radius of the capital, Santiago. Many of these wineries are steeped in history – for a New World producer, much of Chile’s vineyards have […]

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The complete guide to planning a solo traveling experience in Chile

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Chile is an unforgettable place to embark on a solo traveling experience. The country’s dramatic landscape plays host to majestic mountains, vast deserts, and huge glaciers. However, the stunning landscape isn’t the only thing the world’s longest country has to offer. Chilean cities are vibrant and cosmopolitan, with the capital […]

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