Chile’s 10 Most Beautiful Beaches

Chile’s 10 Most Beautiful Beaches – Lucy Pierce With an enormous 4,270 kilometres (2,653 miles) of coastline, Chile has plenty of beaches, although they don’t seem to warrant the same attention as Brazil or Colombia. Partly due to Chile being a lot further south, thus not being as hot or tropical, but also because these destinations…

10 Epic Places in Puerto Varas Even the Locals Don’t Know About

10 Epic Places in Puerto Varas Even the Locals Don’t Know About Puerto Varas in Chile lies next to the stunning Lake Llanquihue, overlooking the snowcapped volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with volcanoes to climb, national parks to trek through in search of waterfalls, and stunning lakes to cruise around.  …

8 Photographers From Santiago to Check Out

8 Photographers From Santiago to Check Out Discover some of the touching pictures that have been taken over the years by the finest photographers from Santiago, Chile. The dark reality of the military dictatorship has been captured and exhibited to give others a better understanding of the harsh years undergone by the country.  María Gracia Subercaseaux…

A Surf-Lover’s Guide to Chile

A Surf-Lover’s Guide to Chile With thousands of miles of of wave-rich coastline, lots of great breaks, and a lack of crowds in comparison to many of the popularsurf hangouts worldwide, Chile should be your next surfing destination. You can choose the warmer northern locations like Arica and Iquique that are similar to Baja, or the chilly southern waters…

A Brief History of the Bahá’í Temple

A Brief History of the Bahá’í Temple The South American Bahá’i Temple opened in Santiago in October 2016, and since, the architecture has drawn tourists and photographers – especially during the epic sunsets. On a clear day you can see Santiago stretching out as far as the eye can see. Find out more here. Found in the foothills…

The 6 Best Cafés in Barrio Lastarria, Santiago

The 6 Best Cafés in Barrio Lastarria, Santiago – Lucy Pierce Lastarria is Santiago’s most architecturally stunning neighbourhood, boasting plenty of historical buildings as well as the city’s cultural hub, with theatres, art galleries, museums and cinemas. An absolute must-visit is the GAM. But if you need to take a break from all the refinement, seek out one…

The 9 Best Cafés in Barrio Italia, Santiago

Lucy Pierce – The 9 Best Cafés in Barrio Italia, Santiago Barrio Italia attracts foodies and design enthusiasts alike. A hidden gem, this neighborhood boasts plenty of independent shops and cafés within its charming arcades. The area has a lazy Sunday-like feel every day of the week, with Avenida Italia, the main artery of the barrio…

The Top 8 Markets in Chile

 Lucy Pierce: The Top 8 Markets in Chile If you want to do some market shopping while in Chile, you’re in luck. Fresh produce overflows at the farmers’ markets here, showcasing local specimens such as chirimoya (custard apple), tuna (prickly pear) and lúcuma (native Andean fruit), while you can shop for leathers, alpaca wool and wooden crafts…

11 Reasons Why Santiago Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Lucy Pierce : 11 Reasons Why Santiago Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination Chile‘s capital Santiago doesn’t get half the attention it deserves when compared to neighbouring Argentina’s Buenos Aires or Brazil‘s party haven of Rio de Janeiro. However, with the towering peaks of the Andes, the indigenous culture and many valleys boasting some of the the world’s…

A Gluten-Free Guide to Santiago

A Gluten-Free Guide to Santiago  – Lucy Pierce For those with sensitive stomachs, travelling can lose some of its spontaneity if dietary requirements aren’t easily met. Thankfully for those in Chile, Santiago is a lot better equipped than most cities in South America, with a number of gluten-free options including the ever-present local favourite quinoa. If you’re…

18 Chilean Slang Phrases You’ll Need on Your Trip

18 Chilean Slang Phrases You’ll Need on Your Trip–   Lucy Pierce Chilean Spanish can be enough to throw any fluent Spanish speaker off, with the lack of pronunciation of ‘s’ in phrases such as mas o menos (“more or less”), becoming “mah-o-meno.” Changing grammatical rules such as not using vosotros(“you” plural) and replacing it with ustedes (usually “they,” now “you” plural as well) and…

The Best Way to Ski in Chile on a Budget

The Best Way to Ski in Chile on a Budget  –  Lucy Pierce Chile is known for some of the best skiing in the southern hemisphere, thanks to the Andes providing guaranteed snow during the winter months. The season here runs between June and October, with the three valleys – Valle Nevado, El Colorado and La Parva – renowned as the largest…