Today is the 3-year anniversary of the 8.8 Earthquake that struck Chile on February 27th 2010. I wrote the following experience just days after the earthquake had happened and have republished it here: Setting: Chile – Saturday, 27th of February 2010 – 3.34am Either you were soundly sleeping or in the final stages of some […]
Last week we had a swarm of quakes in Chile. They’ve mostly been little ones, around 5.3 to 6.1 on the Richter scale. Just a tickle compared to other earthquakes we’ve had. UNscientifically they’re saying the Mayans are just doing practice runs for the end of the world… testing, testing, one, two, three… Scientifically these […]
Yes, I had dinner with the President of Chile. No, it wasn’t with Piñera (probably because I think the Piñera Sandwich is classist), nor was it Bachelet (vetoed because of my ONEMI jokes). Yes, it was way back with Ricky Lakes, better known by his Spanish name of Ricardo Lagos. Yes, we’re talking some time […]
Chile Forest Fire Photos Last weekend there was a large forest fire just outside of Valparaiso / Viña del Mar. We were in Viña when it first started and we heard fire engines screaming down the road. We looked towards where they were going and we saw large clouds of smoke billowing across the sky. […]
These photos were taken at dusk while we were waiting for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display in Valparaiso. If you look careful, you will already see the streets lined with parked cars and people walking towards the main square (Plaza Sotomayor). What do you think of Valparaíso?
New Year’s Eve Traditions in Chile At the strike of midnight you may see entire families gulping down lentils and grapes which they wash down with champagne (hopefully without swallowing gold rings) which is then quickly followed by turning their yellow underwear from inside-out back to normal before taking their suitcase for a walk around […]