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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

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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

to live in chile
8 minutos

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

to live in chile
7 minutos

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

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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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Chilean red wine 101: We show you the ropes of Chilean reds

chilean red wine
6 minutos

When asked to name quality red wines, people often think of French varieties like Bordeaux. Equally, Spanish grapes like Rioja might spring to mind, or Chianti from Italy. However, contrary to popular belief, many of the world’s finest red wines come from New World producers. Some of the best hail from South America, such as […]

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A quick guide to Chile wine country

chile wine country
8 minutos

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 a strong sense of tradition. […]

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The complete guide to planning a solo traveling experience in Chile

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10 minutos

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 Santiago boasting excellent cuisine and […]

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