Tag Archives: Experiences

My experience of an 8.8 Earthquake in Chile

My 8.8 Earthquake Experience

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 […]

8 out of 10 Earthquakes prefer Chile

8 out of 10 Earthquakes prefer Chile

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 […]

Official invitation to the dinner with the President of Chile at Palacio La Moneda.

Dinner with the President of Chile

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 […]

At the top of the Villarrica Volcano

10 years and big news

(The photo above is from our honeymoon … 10 years ago) 10 years and big news You could say that today is an important day for my wife and I. We have put up with each other been married for 10 years. Not a bad feat in this day and age where marriages seem to […]

Fireworks on New Year's Eve in Valparaiso Chile

Valparaiso New Year Fireworks Celebration

If you love fireworks then you won’t want to miss the New Year celebration in Valparaiso. A few minutes before midnight, just before the fireworks display kicks off, the first few city blocks from the waterfront get their power cut (sorry for those on an artificial respirator) so that those on the hills can better […]

Andrés Carne de Res Restaurant near Bogotá Colombia

Andrés Carne de Res – Colombia

Andrés Carne de Res Restaurant – Colombia Imagine Tim Burton organizing a carnival on acid, the end result… Andres Carne de Res – Fun fantasy, bizarre, pure energy… and it’s supposed to be a restaurant. What makes this iconic Colombian restaurant so amazing is its ambiance. First the decoration, full of the most random stuff […]