Sculptures by Palolo Valdes – Exhibit at Sub.centro Las Condes

Sculptures by Palolo Valdes – Exhibit at Sub.centro Las Condes

Art takes many forms and a positive appreciation of art is something that resides at a deep personal level within the observer. Most will admire the ability of the Great Masters to portray people, events and situations for generations to enjoy. But it is also clear...
Train to the Clouds – An Adventure in Salta, Argentina

Train to the Clouds – An Adventure in Salta, Argentina

So you have an appetite for desert landscapes and majestic vistas? A visit to San Pedro de Atacama in the north of Chile, combined with several organized tours, can go a long way to satisfying your craving. In San Pedro de Atacama the main street, Calle Caracoles, is...
El Huaso Chileno – Chile’s Cowboys

El Huaso Chileno – Chile’s Cowboys

North America has its cowboys, Argentina its gauchos, but the closest equivalent in Chile is the huaso chileno. This is the typical folkloric portrayal of Chileans, complete with traditional costume, that one finds in illustrated travel literature. In Chile, the true...
La Pastora:  Santiago’s Open-air Museum in Las Condes

La Pastora: Santiago’s Open-air Museum in Las Condes

Santiaguinos love their sculptors. Wandering around the city and its parks, you will find many works of art on prominent display. The municipality of Las Condes in Santiago promotes art in many forms and to commemorate the country’s Bicentennial in 2010, they...
And you thought Empanadas were Boring.

And you thought Empanadas were Boring.

Article updated March, 2016   Yes, it’s a great snack or meal washed down with a cold beer. The varieties of empanadas commonly available in restaurants in Santiago are Pino (meat, onion, egg and olives) and Queso (cheese); occasionally you may find one...

Great Local Theater in Santiago’s Las Condes

If you are looking to recharge your cultural batteries, then a visit to the Municipal Theater of Las Condes (Teatro Municipal de Las Condes) is an option well worth considering. Opened about two years ago, it greatly expanded the cultural offerings in this part of...