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Learning Spanish in Chile

If there is one piece of advice I could give those who are thinking about coming to Chile, this would be it: your high school Spanish ain’t gonna cut it. It’s not just the excessive use of chilenismos (Chilean slang), or the way Chileans tend to drop the “s” and “d” sound whenever possible, or […]

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Posted July 24, 2014 in Culture | Add Your Comment »

Top 10 Must-Do Things to Celebrate Chile’s Birthday

Chile’s Fiestas Patrias are upon us. These are the annual celebrations of all things Chilean. For the entire week around September 18th, Chileans across the country party and celebrate their country. There are many traditional activities that happen during the Fiestas Patrias. Perhaps you have some favorites. Here are my top ten favorite things to […]

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Posted September 5, 2013 in Culture | 4 Comments »

Farming In Chile

Because of its mountainous terrain, only about 3 percent of Chile is suitable for farming. Chile has a unique climate, however, and the fact that its major growing seasons are the exact opposite of most principal consumer markets means that Chile has been able to sustain a small yet thriving agricultural trade. This makes the […]

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Posted May 8, 2013 in Culture | Add Your Comment »

Chilean Authors

When you think about Chile as a nation of authors, you find that there have been great works of literature that have been enhancing the Chilean culture for a long time. Chile not only has Nobel Prize-winning poets but also authors who have gained international fame through their works of literature and poetry. They are […]

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Posted March 6, 2013 in History | Add Your Comment »

Bistec a lo Pobre – Chilean Poor Man’s Steak

Many Chilean food dishes combine several delicious ingredients at once. The classic bistec a lo pobre, which roughly translates as “poor man’s steak,” simply piles on the tasty ingredients. While the bistec a lo pobre isn’t uniquely Chilean, it is a very popular dish in Chile. You’ll find similar dishes throughout South America. Ingredients To […]

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Posted February 6, 2013 in Food | Add Your Comment »

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