Resources for Travel, Study Abroad, or Living in Santiago, Chile

Resources for Travel, Study Abroad, or Living in Santiago, Chile

  Santiago is a great city to live in if you want to learn Spanish and have a life changing experience. Here is a list of sites that can help you travel, study or work in Chile. Transitions Abroad – This is basically the ultimate guide to living or alternative...
Best Ice Cream in Town – Emporio La Rosa in Lastarria

Best Ice Cream in Town – Emporio La Rosa in Lastarria

There’s really nothing like strolling around the bohemian neighborhood of Bellas Artes (aka Lastarria) with an exotic ice cream cone from Emporio La Rosa. This place has both traditional flavors as well as some strange but interesting combinations, all of which...
Plaza de Armas – Santiago’s Original City Center

Plaza de Armas – Santiago’s Original City Center

Plaza de Armas was the original center of Santiago. Many Spanish colonial cities had a Plaza de Armas which was where people would gather for pretty much everything, back in the day. The Plaza de Armas of Central Santiago boasts an infinite amount of things to see and...
Transantiago: Using Public Transportation in Santiago

Transantiago: Using Public Transportation in Santiago

In February 2007, Santiago went through a complete overhaul of its public transportation system transantiago. The transition during the following years to a more modern and environmentally friendly fleet has gone a long way to improve not only the image of Santiago as...
Plaza Italia (a.k.a. Baquedano)

Plaza Italia (a.k.a. Baquedano)

The first thing you need to know if you want to orient yourself in Santiago is the location of Plaza Italia, also known as (Metro) Baquedano. This huge roundabout sits in the heart of the city, with Bellavista and Cerro San Cristóbal to the north, Providencia to the...