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Santiago in Ruins

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The title of this post makes it sound like I am writing about a cataclysmic earthquake that has destroyed Santiago, but no… thankfully I have come to learn that the city is pretty darn good at withstanding all the geological … Continue reading

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Fragments of an Old Santiago

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Yesterday, despite the scorching temperatures, I joined Bicipaseos Patrimoniales for their final bicipaseo of 2012. This was the second bicipaseo I have taken part in and I am now determined to go to every event next year as they are … Continue reading

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Exploring Santiago`s heritage by bicycle

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The third and final post on the recent Hecho en Casa Festival in Santiago is set in a working class neighbourhood in the south of the city which, until a few weeks ago, I had never visited. The neighbourhood of … Continue reading

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Hecho en Casa – Santiago`s first Urban Intervention Festival

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Have you ever heard of the concept of “Urban Interventions”? Probably not. Until about ten days ago, neither had I. Between 16 and 25 November, the streets and parks of my neighbourhood were transformed into makeshift concert stages, many walls became … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Dead – “Dia de los Muertos”

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1 and 2 November are holidays across most, if not all, of Latin America. The reason is the celebration of “El Día de Los Muertos” (The Day of the Dead). The origin of the celebration is Mexican, or more specifically … Continue reading

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The Day of Two Worlds

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Día de Colón (Columbus Day)… Día de la Raza (Day of the Race, referring to the Hispanic Race)… Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity)… Día de las Americas (Day of the Americas)… Día … Continue reading

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Rapa Nui – people, dance and music

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Since returning from Easter Island (Rapa Nui to the locals), I have had a serious dose of writers block. Which is strange for me considering that for once I have all the time in the world to write my blog … Continue reading

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