El calzado femenino y sus raíces

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Todas las personas en la faz de la tierra tienen conocimiento acerca de la existencia de lo zapato para el género femenino, es sabido que estos pueden venir en diferentes presentaciones, diferentes tamaños, cortes y diseñados exclusivos para ciertas actividades especificas, ya que no es posible salir a correr con unos tacones de 7 centímetros de alto o ir a una fiesta elegante con unas sandalias de playa.

La variedad de calzado que se puede encontrar en el mercado es muchas y se puede decir que es un tema bastante exquisito para todos aquellos que les gusta el buen vestir y tener soluciones para todo tipo de vestimentas. Aunque puede ser un tema un poco frustrante y devastador cuando se busca algo especifico y no es posible encontrarlo.

Esta tendencia de calzado data desde los años 10.000 antes de Cristo cuando en Italia se encontró un material de cuero resistente a los cambios climáticos y que permanecía en perfecto estado de conservación incluso en las peores temperaturas, protegiendo los pies del frio y suministrando abrigo y cuidado a los mismos.

Unos años mas tarde en las tierras egipcias se utilizaban lo que hoy en día se conocen como sandalias fabricadas de paja y con un hermoso trenzado que proporcionaban estatus en las antiguas sociedades. Por otro lado, en Grecia los ladrones y vándalos llevaban consigo un tipo de mocasín de manera que eran realmente pesados pero que les permitía caminar sobre terrenos que aquellos que se encontraban descalzos no podían.

Fue en Grecia donde la adaptación y la fabricación de zapatos a la medida fueron implementadas trayendo consigo la idea de clases sociales y obtención de suerte para todos aquellos que tuvieran sus pies cubiertos.

Estos zapatos tradicionales evolucionaron con el paso del tiempo hasta traernos una gran variedad de opciones tanto para el género femenino como el masculino, aunque sin mentirles son las mujeres las que más se han visto beneficiadas con esta tendencia, ya que es posible encontrar tacones, sandalias, botas, calzado casual y deportivo para todo tipo de ocasiones.

Así que se debe de agradecer a que en los años 10.000 antes de Cristo se busco dar abrigo y protegerlos del frio, ya que de no haber sido así aun estaríamos caminando las calles de nuestras hermosas ciudades sin nada en nuestros pies o posiblemente andaríamos sin preocupaciones y con mayor libertad. ¡Nunca se sabrá!

 

¿Cómo realizan las compran los hombres?

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comprasNo es tema nuevo que los hombres y las mujeres compran de manera diferente, a ellos les gusta entrar, comprar y salir; mientras que a las mujeres les gusta entrar, buscar, medirse, comparar, elegir, comprar y salir para darse cuenta que quieren otra cosa o aun están en busca de algo más. A los hombres les gusta la facilidad y están dispuestos a pagar de mas con tal de acelerar el proceso de comprar, ellos no están dispuestos a invertir tanto tiempo en busca de prendas de vestir o artículos de cuidado.

Este tema varia un poco cuando hablamos del comercio online, ya que en general, el comportamiento de los hombres y de las mujeres es casi igual. La gran mayoría de las compras se realizan a través de un ordenador de escritorio o un computador portátil, entre los cuales se puede encontrar que el 87% de las compras son realizadas por hombres y el 82% por las mujeres. Otro dispositivo muy popular son las tablets, las cuales fueron utilizadas en un 13% por las mujeres para realizar sus compras por internet y en un 37% por los hombres para adquirir sus productos online, lo que nos muestras que los hombres actualmente se encuentran altamente activos en lo que respecta al comercio electrónico.

Por otra parte, la mayoría de las órdenes fueron realizadas sin tener la necesidad de ver el producto físicamente, dándonos cifras de un 79% por parte de los hombres y un 54% por parte de las mujeres, y solo el 21% de los hombres sintieron las necesidad de mirar el producto en una tienda antes de realizar su compra por internet, mientras que el 46% de las mujeres sintieron las necesidad de comparar y rectificar el ítem.

Adicionalmente, es importante mencionar que el tema de los precios es significativo tanto para los hombres como para las mujeres, ya que un 77% de las mujeres y un 74% de los hombres asegura haber realizado compras en internet después de haberse visto influenciado por el valor del producto, mientras que el 85% de los hombres y el 29% de las mujeres aseguran haber comprado en las tiendas en líneas que ofrecen  prendas de vestir y artículos de belleza a altos precios pero con garantías de calidad.

Dicho lo anterior, se puede estipular que las mujeres son más propensas a cazar activamente las gangas y las ofertas del mercado, ya que sólo el 15% de los hombres, en comparación con el 71% de las mujeres, dice haber comprado el artículo cuando estaba en rebajas. Además, las mujeres son más propensas a usar cupones, arrojándonos cifras de un 34% por parte de las mujeres frente al 26% por parte de los hombres.

Adicionalmente y en forma de conclusión es importante recalcar que las mujeres son más propensas a prestar atención a los correos electrónicos de mercadeo, ya que el 14% de las mujeres, en comparación con el 8% de los hombres, dicen haber visto la información de venta de un producto a través de esta plataforma. Mientras que los hombres son más propensos a encontrar un producto a través de la navegación en línea, es decir, cuando lo ven en publicidades o imágenes que cautivan en las páginas de interés que ellos visitan.

¿Son los casinos online confiables?

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casinos-segurosLa respuesta simple y corta es: Sí, pero permítanme desmenuzarlo de la forma más sencilla posible; ya que para todos aquellos que disfrutan de los juegos de casinos, las apuestas online y la emoción de ganar dinero real, es importante saber donde se debe y se puede invertir el dinero, ya que lastimosamente existen sitios en internet que tienen la intención de robar. Por lo que es necesario saber distinguir donde sí y donde no.

En primera instancia es fundamental distinguir que en el dominio de la pagina debe de incluir en código del país, es decir, en el caso de España debe de ser .es, para Colombia .co y para Argentina .ar; todo esto se debe a que los operadores que poseen licencia tienen que seguir las normas establecidas por las leyes del juego online, en las que se incluye que deben de poseer sitios web con dominios de país, los que no se encuentren con este tipo de características, son ilegales.

Además, deben de incluir sellos de calidad, licencias y meritos adquiridos de forma visible en las páginas, en lugares donde todos los usuarios tengan fácil acceso. Usualmente se pueden encontrar en la parte de arriba cerca del menú o en la parte inferior con el resto de la información de la empresa.

También deben de ofrecer una amplia gama de métodos de pago, entre los que se pueden encontrar tarjetas de crédito y monederos electrónicos que garantizaran la seguridad de los pagos y retiros;  bonos de bienvenidas, que protejan a los casinos del abuso por parte de los jugadores que solo quieren retirar la bonificación sin utilizarlo, estos bonos también deben de ser realista, ya que si los requisitos son exagerados o poco razonables, no es el operador correcto para el jugador;  y las promociones, ya que un buen casino siempre ofrecerá lo mejor para sus clientes.

Por último, es indispensable que los casinos de buen nombre y prestigio ofrezcan el servicio de atención al cliente de manera constante, en turnos de 24/7 en caso de que se necesite solucionar problemas, ya que un buen casino se asegurara siempre de tener al cliente lo más feliz posible.

Preguntas frecuentes sobre los casinos online

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casinosSi eres una de esas personas que se encuentra en esa búsqueda incansable de información acerca de los casinos online, te presentamos a continuación todo lo que necesitas saber para empezar a disfrutar de los beneficios que estos ofrecen, tanto en diversión como en dinero real.
1. ¿Es seguro? La respuesta es sí.

Los casinos online son entidades que se encuentran reguladas con altos niveles de seguridad, con el fin de garantizar la protección de los datos tanto financieros como personales del apostador. Estos sitios son categorizados de acuerdo a su reputación, así que si eres primerizo y andas en busca de un casino, asegúrate de que sea uno con una reputación sólida, para así asegurar que los datos suministrados se encuentren realmente a salvo.

2. ¿Casino físico o casino online?

Para ser realmente sinceros con ustedes, los casinos virtuales poseen una cantidad infinita de ventajas, ya que con los avances tecnológicos, los Smartphone y las computadoras portátiles, usted tendrá acceso a los juegos de casino a cualquier hora en cualquier parte del mundo. Siempre habrá juegos nuevos y podrás disfrutarlos desde la comodidad de su casa.

3. ¿Cómo deposito dinero?

Es bastante sencillo, ya que los métodos de pago varían desde pagos con tarjetas de crédito hasta soluciones con monederos electrónicos. Además, todas las soluciones ofrecidas por los casinos online a nivel internacional son 100% seguras, rápidas y fáciles de usar. Es necesario revisar las formas de pago dependiendo del país, ya que las regulaciones y políticas establecidas pueden variar.
4. ¿Problemas en los casinos online?

En caso de tener un problema de cualquier índole, el personal de servicio al cliente se encargara de asistirlo y guiarlo a la mejor solución, ya que ellos se encuentran disponibles 24/7. No importa cuál sea el problema, ellos se encargaran de solucionarlo de la manera más rápida posible.

5. ¿Dinero real o solo por diversión?

Esta la posibilidad de ingresar a los casinos online por ambas razones, ya que muchos de los jugadores solo quieren divertirse o aprender de los juegos antes de invertir dinero real. Así que para poder acceder de forma gratuita, solo es necesario elegir entre los miles de casinos online que ofrecen esta modalidad.
Esperamos esto ayude a aclara las dudas acerca de los casinos online y las ventajas que este ofrece. Así que no espere mas, te invitamos a jugar, disfrutar y ganar dinero real!

Cycling Routes in Santiago de Chile

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Cycling Routes in Santiago de Chile
by Colin Bennett

Santiago is a city of many different extremes, from expansive green parks, to concrete jungles filled with urban noise and madness. One of the best ways to see the diversity of places offered is on a bicycle. It is a safe and interesting way to fully experience some of the city’s best attractions.

Biking in Chile is gaining popularity, mostly as a leisure activity or alternative mode of transportation. The Chilean government launched a campaign last summer to promote the use of bicycles called Bicivilízate, which loosely translates to “Civilize Yourself By Riding a Bicycle.” Or something like that. The Department of Transit is also promoting the use of bicycles as well, citing environmental and health benefits for Chileans.

While the government is interested, and a growing number of Chileans ride bicycles, many obstacles still remain for cyclists. The worst of these is due to the traffic, whether it be bus or private auto. Disrespectful drivers, exhaust, and just the general annoyance of a busy street can make certain areas a headache.

This is not to say that biking in Santiago is unsafe. Many of these same problems exist in cities throughout the world – a car can be dangerous no matter how bike friendly the place is. Proper consideration and a safe attitude can minimize most of these risks. Wear a helmet, ride defensively, and stay alert.

Taking into consideration the dangers, one can choose one of several routes and spend hours getting to know different parts of Santiago. This list is geared towards someone who wants to explore Santiago, and also experience the greener parts of the city as well.

San Cristóbal

This is one of the most popular rides, and for good reason. In general it is a safe ride, requiring a small amount of physical exertion, but can easily be enjoyed by a novice. Cerro San Cristóbal is located in the center of Santiago, and features many paved and unpaved routes. The majority of riders approach either from the Pio Nono entrance in Bellavista, or the Pedro de Valdivia entrance in Providencia. From both spots the roads are easily followed all the way to the statue of the Virgin, which is about a 5 km ride each direction.

For the more adventurous many off road trails of varying difficulty arrive to several parts of this large park.

Parque Mahuida

Located in the community of La Reina, this park is at the end of a very tough uphill climb, but is well worth the effort. The park features access to Santiago’s portion of the Sendero de Chile (Chile Trail) that, when completed, will connect the length of the entire country.

Plaza San Enrique

This plaza is the start for two rides, one to the natural sanctuary of Arrayan, the other one towards the ski resort Farellones. These are more serious rides, especially Farellones which is 30 km away, almost all uphill. This is one of the most popular choices for Chile’s biking fanatics.

The Farellones is a tough ride, and should only be attempted during warmer months – September through April. The natural Sanctuary of Arrayan is an easier, but still impressive alternative. Once also a ski resort and hotel, it now features picnic tables with grills next to a mountain river, beautiful views of the mountains surrounding Santiago and several hiking trails.

Within Santiago…

Their numbers are still low, but Santiago does feature several bike paths in the city. Combine several of them, or take just one, they are the first step towards a better biking environment in the city. Some of the best routes are as follows:

Tobalaba

Continues along for several kilometers next to a quite canal. The trail is shaded and easy to access. It continues from Providencia towards the south of the city, with its condition deteriorating the farther south one goes.

Parque Bustamante

Alone is a bit short, but very nice. The path runs along for about four blocks as part of the park. A great choice when used as a connection to San Cristóbal or Parque Forestal.

Santa Maria to Bulnes

This route starts in the northeastern corner of Las Condes and continues along the Mapocho River all the way until Bulnes, passing through many interesting and beautiful places. Barrio Bellavista, Parque Forestal, and the Bellas Artes Museum are all on this route.

There are just a few sections of the growing network of inner city rides. The Chilean Department of Transit publishes a free map listing all of the routes, parking, and a few places for repairs.

Colin Bennett is a writer, cyclist and English teacher living in Santiago de Chile, at the base of the Andes. He studied studio art at the University of Iowa.

Hot Springs in Northern Patagonia

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Termas in Northern Patagonia

One of most important thermal areas in Chile, hot springs are tucked away in the temperate forests of Patagonia. This region offers untouched natural beauty, with glaciers, islands, lakes and inlets, as well as pure hyper thermic springs.

Termas de Puyuhuapi
Picturesque surroundings combined with casual luxury makes the hot spring resort at Puyuhuapi one of the best in Chile, and the most exclusive. One of the southern most hot springs, Puyuhuapi is nestled in a tranquil forest, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and lakes. Located in Dorita Bay, the resort can be difficult to reach on your own, but is worth the trouble for the solitude it offers.

Thermal waters are heated by the nearby Melimeyu Volcano to extremely hot temperatures – an average 185°F (85°C), but waters used in treatments are around 117°F (47°C). Three thermal pools offer a range of temperatures. The spa has a variety of treatments using mud and seaweed. Ideal location for nature lovers, outdoor activities include hiking glaciers, kayaking inlets and rivers, fishing, and more.

Location: Region X Dorita Bay

How to get there: Only accessible by boat from Puerto Puyuhuapi – launches leave for Hot Springs at 10am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 7:30pm.

El Amarillo
El Amarillo is on the rugged side, it’s without super developed facilities – and that’s a large part of its charm. Simplistic campsites and cabins in the middle of the forest allow for major relaxation. Two pools are heated by extremely hot spring waters – with temperatures of 125°F (52°C). Spa treatments include purifying mud and steam baths. Surrounding forests and glaciers offer amazing views, as well as a range of outdoor activities.

Location: Region X, Puerto Montt

How to get there: From Puerto Montt, take a bus or drive to Chaiten. From Chaiten take a ferry Gonzalo Cove, hot springs can be easily accessed from cove.

Hot Spring Resorts in Central Chile

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The fertile Central Valley is a key region for wine and fruit production in Chile and is home to Santiago, the metropolitan center of the country. Lush Valleys surrounding the capital city provide ideal weekend getaways.

Termas de Cauqueness
Hidden away in a cypress forest in the foothills of the majestic Andes are some of the oldest thermal baths in Chile – the Termas de Caquenes were frequented by Charles Darwin and Chilean Head of State Bernardo O’Higgins. Built in the 19th Century, the beautiful facilities retain much of their original architecture, including gothic buildings, traditional Spanish tile floors and 200 year old marble tubs. The spa offers top notch facilities, with natural pools and baths – the water is an average of 108° – 118° F (42° – 48° C). Enjoy a variety of spa treatments, including massage, reflexology, hydro massage and more. For those looking for outdoor activities, the nearby national park, Reserva National Rio de los Cipreses has excellent hiking trails.

Location: Region VI, Rancagua

How to get there: From Rancagua take the Eduardo Frei Montalva road (also called the “La Carretera de Cobre”) about 12 miles (20kms) to Coya. From Coya take the road to the Termas de Cauquenes.

Termas Del Flaco
The hot springs of Del Flaco are the some of the hottest in Chile, with temperatures ranging from 163° – 205°F (73°-96°C) – water is cooled to a reasonable temperature for spa treatments. Spa facilities were recently remodeled, and offer a range of services including thermal pools, hot baths, steam rooms and mud baths, as well as massages and reflexology. Guests of the hotel, Hotel Cabaña Las Vegas, are offered a free “Anti-stress and Relaxation Program,” including meditation and yoga programs. Explore nearby 120 million year old Dinosaur fossils and glaciers with excursions leaving from the spa.

Location: Region VI, San Fernando

How to get there: From San Fernando take the road heading southwest towards Del Flaco Hot Spring Resort – about 48 miles (77km).

Termas de Quinamávida
In forest at the foot of the Andes is one of Chile’s most developed spas. The waters at Quinamávida are so pure they are suitable for drinking, and at one time were bottled and exported to Europe. Temperatures are comfortable, ranging from 64° – 80°. Facilities at Quinamávida are top notch, with pretty much every spa service you could think of, and a few you couldn’t. Massages, mud and clay treatments, aromatherapy, thermal vapor therapy, hydro-air-massage, full body exfoliation – the list goes on. There are a variety of bath and pool options, including Turkish and excellent mud baths. Quinamávida is the spa to visit for luxurious treatments in a secluded forest setting.

Location: Region VII, Maule

How to get there: From Linares take the road heading northeast about 10 miles (16 km). From Santiago: the Villa Prat bus company has a direct service to the hot springs. The bus leaves at 8:15am. Reservations can be made at their office (Office 41/42 Terminal de Buses Sur) or by phone (02 376 1758).

Termas de Panimávida
Panimávida is a mid-range traditional Chilean spa -family oriented and well run. Facilities are well developed, offering outdoor thermal baths, an outdoor pool, a medicinal water room, mud and steam baths, and specialty underwater massage. The water is cooler than many of the surrounding springs, at 89°F (32°C) it is perfect for longer soaks. The water is also so pure it is potable.

Location: Region VII, Maule

How to get there: From Linares drive east towards Colbún – 13 miles (20km) to the hot springs.

Colina
An easy 25 miles (40km) north of Santiago, the thermal baths at Colina offer the perfect weekend getaway from the busy city. Colina’s state of the art facilities include an outdoor Olympic pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, a gym, a restaurant, and thermal baths. The waters are a comfortable 77°-86° (25°-30°). The baths are located in a military precinct, but are open to the public, as is the area surrounding the baths – which is great for hiking and exploring.

Location: Metropolitan Region

How to get there: Hot springs are only accessible by private vehicle. From Colina drive towards Esmeralda until the hot springs detour, about 2 miles (3km).

Hot Springs in Norte Grande, Chile

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For the driest desert in the world, the Atacama offers a surprisingly diverse terrain. Breathtaking desert landscapes with fertile valleys, sparkling salt flats, gushing geysers, and clear blue lakes with flocks of wild flamingos.
In tiny oases towns hot springs bubble up from deep in the earth creating mineral pools. These natural hot springs offer some of the best thermal baths in Chile a unique desert setting.

Thermal baths in the north are the more rustic variety – there are no big developed spas in the Atacama Desert. Here’s our pick of the two best thermal baths in Chile’s Norte Grande:

Mamiña
An oasis town perched above a fertile valley, Mamiña has some of the hottest thermal baths in Chile. Mineral rich spring waters fluctuate between 113° – 134° F (45° – 57° C). Facilities are basic thermal pools and mud baths.

Location: Region I, Atacama Desert

How to get there: From Iquique drive east towards Pozo al Norte, Hot Springs are about 46 miles (73km) outside. You can also catch a bus from Iquique the village of Mamina twice daily Monday to Saturday. In addition the Hotel Refugio del Salitre in Mamina can arrange transportation.

Baths of Puritama
These volcanic hot springs are hidden away on the road out of San Pedro de Atacama to the El Tetio Gysers. The sulfuric waters are known for healing properties, and are a comfortable temperature at 91° F (33° C). The Puritama Baths are a perfect place to soak sore muscles after a day of desert exploration.

Location: Region II Atacama Desert

How to get there: Hot springs are 21 miles (34 km) north of San Pedro and must be reached in taxi or in a car that can withstand dirt roads.

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Ski and Snowboard

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Ski and Snowboard
Hop down to the Andes and carve into chest deep powder – the temptation of summer snow hard to resist. With vacant, waist deep fresh, and acres of powder above the tree line, Chile is the South American destination for skiing and snowboarding

Where to Ski and Snowboard in Chile

Chile is grouped into three regions for skiing/boarding: the High Cordillera (or central zone), the Southern Volcanoes, and the Lake District of Patagonia.

The central zone is arguably the best skiing and riding in Chile and also encompasses the finest resorts. It consists of three valleys (and resorts): Valle Nevado, El Colorado, and La Parva. The highest mountain outside the Himalayas is the 22,800 ft. Mt. Aconcagua, and is home to the renowned Portillo Ski Resort.

While the must-ski resort of Southern Chile is is Termas de Chillan, The Lake District is home to Pucon-Villarrica, Corralco, and Lacano Lonquimav, which are smaller and newer ski resorts known for their exceptional, undiscovered powder. Also check out Antillanca Ski Resort.

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Why Ski in Chile?

Trends are showing that where snow-lovers once headed West, they’re now going South–away from the mobs of people swarming the over-priced ski resorts back home.

And for Chile’s May through September snow season, there are few better places to go. So why sweat out the summer months only to only dream of the upcoming season? Come to Chile and ski!

Chile Ski Season 2006

Torrential storms in early June mean it’s likely for Chile to come through with a killer 2006 ski and snowboard season. Although off to a late start, mountain resorts outside of Santiago just got a 30 cm dose of fresh, and are expecting to reach 60cm-the starting level-by mid June, 2006.

Skill levels at Chile Ski Resorts

Chile’s diverse mountain geography offers a huge variety of altitudes and terrains. Whether you’re a premier championship competitor-or a family just learning how to ski, the Chile is an ideal destination.

Each mountain in Chile provides levels typically consisting of about 15% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced and 10% expert.

Webs: Elige entre las marcas de autos mas populares para comprar el tuyo.

History of Skiing in Chile
Skiing was introduced to Chile in 1910 with the construction of the Trans-Andean railway. Built by Norwegian and British engineers, the railway ran from Valparaíso – the port city near Santiago, Chile – to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Read More…

History of Snowboarding in Chile
Snowboarding in Chile boomed in the late 1980’s, when counter-culture hipsters found heaven on earth in the Andes-west side. It didn’t take long for the word to spread. Soon any boarder who was sick of the commercialized mountains and was crazy enough to venture to Chile, found out what all the fuss was about. Most didn’t come home. Read More…

Ski Hotels in Chile

Chilean ski resorts boast a number of cozy and inviting cabins, hotels, and resort accommodations. Booking ahead for cheap and discount ski hotels is always a good idea. Read More…

Things to do in Chile

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Things to Do in Chile

Learn about the nightlife, culture, bars, restaurants, shows, concerts, museums, exhibits, parks, travel sports, activities and so much more in Santiago and throughout Chile…

Santiago

A bustling cosmopolitan city, Santiago is home to over five million people. The modern subway system makes it easy to get to restaurants of every ethnic background, discos, clubs, museums, universities, bus stations, office buildings and more.

Walking Guide to Santiago Museums Art Galleries and Cafés
Patrick Heiger leads you on The Green Mile walking tour of art spaces in Santiago.

La Chasconda Neruda House
Laura Gillis takes a tour of the house Pablo Neruda lived in and learns the Spanish word for “Bad Hair Day” Read the Review…
Coffee with Legs
Connor writes about the problem of machismo in Chile. He also scores an interview with a really hot latin chick.

Watch a Soccer Game in Santiago
Writer Chris MacLean tells about the exciting experience of watching a soccer game in Santiago, Chile. Read The Article…

Go to the Zoo – It’s Fun!
Nature Expert Alex Ogle tours the City Zoo in Santiago, Chile and finds absolutely nothing wrong with it except for the animals. Read the Review…

Movie Theaters in Santiago – Reclining Cinema Seats! No Way!
Film Critic Alex Ogle decides that the reclining seats at a Santiago movie theater make up for everything. I mean everything. Read More…

Nightlife in Santiago
Read reviews of bars clubs and Santiago nightlife written by expats and students currently living in Santiago, Chile.

Across the Border

Escape to Mendoza, Argentina
Travel Writer Alex Ogle hops across the Chile-Argentina border to discover a delightful weekend getaway. Fine wine, outlet stores and a fresh layer of powder make this destination city a veritable Winter Wonderland. Read the Mendoza Travel Review Here…

Back in Santiago

-The Plaza de Armas is home to famous monuments and the Governor’s palace.

-La Chascona: One of Pablo Neruda’s homes in Bellavista

-San Cristobal Hill: Take the gondola for a view of the city and the Andes

-Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

-Central Market: Street music, seafood

-Concha y Toro Winery: Take a tour through the famous cellars and vineyards

San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro is located in the driest place on earth, the Atacama Desert. The land encompasses cultures from the Incas, Atacamenos, and Diaquitas. The extremity of the landscape includes wide salt flats, colonies of flamingos, dramatic volcanoes, and tiny unspoiled villages.

Known as the archeological capital of Chile, San Pedro is a small village in the heart of the Atacama culture. San Pedro offers excursions such a horseback riding, sand boarding, and mountain biking. Restaurants and lodging are authentic. Hikers, backpackers, and tourists from Europe frequent San Pedro for its beauty.

Religious Festival at La Tirana

The tiny quiet town of La Tirana brings thousands of people each July to celebrate La Virgen del Carmen. The extravagant festival overwhelms the town with grandiose music and dancing. Located in the middle of the Tamarugal pampa, the festival attracts Catholic pilgrims from all over the world in addition to trekkers, photographers, and cultural journalists.

Valparaíso

“The Jewel of the Pacific” is one of Chile’s most vibrant seaports. The unique architecture, ethnic music, and breathtaking vistas make it seem like Valparaiso is still in its Golden age

-La Sebastiana: Pablo Neruda’s home -Paseo Gervasoni: Vintage Chilean buildings on a winding inclined street

-Fine Arts Museum

-Wulff Castle: National Monument located in a neighboring city, Vina del Mar

-Renaca: Chile’s biggest and most popular beach in the summer

-Jardin Botanico Nacional

Isla Grande de Chiloe

South America’s second largest island charms all those who venture to see its beauty. Chiloe is famous for its Folklore and Gastronomy.

-Sea Kayaking: The tame waters are protected by the Castro Fjord and Chauques islands. Most of the inhabitants live without motors or electricity, so you’re sea voyaging will be as magical as the crystal blue waters.

-Boat trips: Cruse along the northern and eastern coasts to visit Spanish forts and fishing villages.

-Chiloe National Park: Bird watch and see foxes and pygmy deer in their natural habitat among exotic flower species.

-Church of Castro: Neo-gothic/Classic architecture

-Church of Dalcahue: 9 arch entry

Puerto Natales

Located deep in the south, Puerto Natales is in Patagonia. Come here for the huge granite mountains, clear lakes, and hiking trails.

San Pedro is located in the driest place on earth, the Atacama desert. The land encompasses cultures from the Incas, Atacamenos, and Diaquitas.

Valdivia

Surrounded by rivers and forests, Valdivia is said to be Chile’s most beautiful city. It is culturally enriched with influences from the Spanish conquerors, German settlers, and indigenous peoples. The University brings a lively atmosphere to your visit.

-Haggle with vendors at the Feria Libre market

-Boat down the Calle Calle River

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