Do you know how many times I’ve gotten the reaction- “there are skyscrapers in Santiago!?!?!??!” to one of my Instagram photos? One too many …. Now that I’ve lived in Santiago for the better part of a year and a half, it’s strange to think that most of my friends and family back home don’t know the first thing about this city, or my life here. Even
I constantly get the question- “What are you doing in Chile?” Seriously, all the time. Even from close friends and family back at home. I thought I shared more of my life on social media than anyone cared to know about, but apparently, I’ve been sparing the details. And so, for my first “Little Look at my Expat Life” I’m going to be giving you
So, apparently, I love horseback riding… Who knew ….? When my boss from the US was in town and gave me permission to plan a weekend “work” outing, the possibilities seemed endless. I have a very long never-ending list of activities that I’d like to do in and around Santiago- markets, museums, beaches, vineyards, mountains, and so on– so how would I choose just one?
A few weeks back, I wrote about my thoughts on taking a blogging break. I was feeling exhausted, stretched too thin and pretty overwhelmed trying to keep up with blogging and my new 9-5 work life (which isn’t really 9-5). Truthfully, most of those feelings still exist, but after a lot of thought, I’ve decided that maybe a “break,” isn’t the way to go. Maybe to
Have you ever heard of the concept of “Creative Placemaking?” I hadn’t until I read Setarra’s blog post on the Neon District in Norfolk, Virginia. In her post, she described Creative Placemaking as “an initiative, usually overseen by a city or town’s cultural affairs office or council, that uses the arts to rebrand and/or boost the character and economy of a specific area in a town
Hello from the other sideeeeeeee! Yes, I’m channeling my inner Adele for today’s blog post. But seriously, have you ever thought about the differing seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres? I know I never had until I was forced to. I guess I always “knew” that the seasons were opposite, but it just seemed too silly to be true. Christmas in summer? Halloween in spring? After
It’s been a longgggggggg time [I actually can’t remember how long] since I’ve updated anyone in the blogosphere as to what exactly it is that I’m doing right now……. and well, I owe you all an explanation. Truthfully, I haven’t given an update yet, because I hardly knew exactly what it was that I was doing myself. I’ve been a bit all over the place and trying
Hello hello and happy Wanderful Wednesday friends! I’m officially back and writing from Santiago, Chile! [Yes, yes I know. I owe you all an explanation, but that’s another story for another day.] I haven’t had a chance to write down all of my ideas/thoughts/plans yet, so instead I’m going to continue checking off posts from my long list of ideas covering my January travels in Southern Chile.
So, you’ve decided to take on Chile’s vicious snowy beast, Villarrica Volcano? Well, good for you! It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. I’m sure you’ve done your research and maybe even already selected a tour agency, but there are a few things you really should know before you go! For starters, if you didn’t know already, “Volcán Villarrica” or Volcano Villarrica is one of
While still not quite as popular as the Patagonia region way in the south of Chile, other southern Chilean cities like Pucón, Valdivia and Puerto Varas and the island of Chiloe, are becoming more and more known to travelers around the world. These desirable destinations are pretty remote and may not be the easiest to get to, but they’re definitely worth the effort. With picturesque lakes, snow-capped