Santiago Metro Wine Tours: Visit Viña Concha y Toro

Santiago Metro Wine Tours: Visit Viña Concha y Toro

Article Updated April 2016   If you have access to a car, there are a lot of vineyards to visit near Santiago, but Viña Concha y Toro is one that you can easily access by the Metro! Concha y Toro, founded in 1883, is a well known winery both in South America and...
San Pedro de Atacama, Explore Chile’s Deserts

San Pedro de Atacama, Explore Chile’s Deserts

Article updated January 2016 San Pedro de Atacama is a small, quaint old town in the Atacama Desert, in northern Chile. It’s popular for its proximity to awesome natural landscapes, its stargazing opportunities, wildlife spotting and its traditional architecture. What...
Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Chile

Patagonia: Torres del Paine, Chile

Article updated April 2015 Patagonia is the name given to the southernmost reaches of Chile and Argentina. It is characterised by fantastic mountain peaks, long stretches of rural farmland and on the west coast, fjordlands. It’s an incredible display of natural...

10 Ways to Save Money in Santiago

Traveling abroad can be expensive, but there are many different ways to save money, and still enjoy the full experience of your new locale at the same time! 1. Go to Happy Hour! Have dinner or drinks earlier to take advantage of happy hour prices: in Santiago it’s...
Holy Guacamole!

Holy Guacamole!

In Chile, palta (avocado) is king! Chile is a huge grower of avocados and the locals love them. You will see palta served as guacamole, avocado paste (mashed avocado usually without spices) or just sliced, on many dishes here. They often use the general term palta for...
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...