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Chilean Landscapes to Be Discovered

chilean landscape
6 minutos

The Chilean landscapes are varied and charming. Wild nature is very well preserved, and due to the country’s length, the natural conditions are extremely different from region to region. The only disadvantage of this variety is that you will need to make decisions! Unless you have several months to spare, you will not be able […]

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A Delight for True Connoisseurs: Chilean Wine

chilean wine types
6 minutos

It is a science in and of itself. There are many types of wine in every price range, but true connoisseurs know exactly how to identify a truly good wine. A lot of qualities depend on how the grapes were exposed to the sun, the way they were picked up, and, of course, how and […]

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Adventure Calling: Round Trip through Chile

round trip through chile
6 minutos

If you are looking for a special, extremely varied round trip, here it is: from deserts to the glaciers, Chile truly offers every imaginable option.  Ideally, you should consider three weeks for this voyage. Chile is often regarded as one of the South American countries resembling Europe the most. Also, it is the narrowest country […]

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A very brief history of Irish Chilean names

chilean names
6 minutos

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 father of modern Chile. Today, […]

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The most spectacular day trips in the Lake District, Chile

lake district chile
7 minutos

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 gives many of the more […]

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Christmas in Chile: 5 Chilean traditions

christmas in chile
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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 log fire is off the […]

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15 Chilean slang words and phrases to remember

chilean slang
10 minutos

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 Latin American dialects, Chileans use […]

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Celebrations in Chile: Holidays and traditional festivals

chile holidays
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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 the enchanting Easter Island Tapati […]

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Cuisine in Chile: Food to try on your adventure

chile food
9 minutos

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 is diverse as the country’s […]

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The best of Chile’s literature in 3 modern Chilean authors

chilean authors
8 minutos

Chile has a rich literary history. Known as the ‘land of poets’, this long skinny nation is famous for its bold and unusual works of literature that cover everything from love, to politics, to the country’s dramatic landscape As a result, Chileans are extremely proud of their literature – and so they should be. This […]

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