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Fondas, food and fun in Fiestas Patrias

It´s the last day of Fiestas Patrias for 2011. A three day party in Chile with an excess of food, drink, dancing and fun! Many people in Chile will tell you that it is very common to gain at least … Continue reading

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A different kind of Earthquake

One of the most common questions people ask me in Chile when I say I have been here for 18 months is “were you here for the earthquake in February?”. They are asking about the 8.8 earthquake which struck on … Continue reading

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Cowboys…Chilean style

Today marks the start of the long weekend where Chile celebrates it’s Fiestas Patrias – the national holiday commemorating independence from Spain. The holiday is known simply as “deiciocho” (eighteen) referring to 18 September 1810. It is a celebration focusing … Continue reading

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