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Typical Chilean Traditions for New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve Traditions in Chile

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 […]

Santiago Smog - Escuela Militar

Bloody Winter Smog of Santiago!

Today is one of those winter days in Santiago where you are reminded that there is a bit of a smog problem in the city. Normally you associate winter with excessive rain with the odd bit of flooding, or sometimes snow and freezing cold where your pee freezes before it hits the ground (unless you’re […]

Non-matching shoes

Romantic weekend despite the fractured bones!

Last weekend was a great one with my wife, despite the fractured bones! Thanks Abuelos My eldest son of 5 didn’t have school on Friday so on Thursday night he was quickly shipped with his younger brother to stay at the grandparents’ place. (Picture the clouds parting and insert heavenly chorus of AAAAAAAHHHH!!) That meant […]

Smog in Las Condes, Santiago. This wasn't a bad day since at least you can still see the mountains.

Santiago’s Smog Problem

Santiago’s Smog Problem IT takes one of those sunny, beautiful days to see the really ugly side of life in Santiago. The city has plenty of clear days, when you should be able to see its stunning natural setting, with snow-capped mountains on its fringe. But some days you can hardly make out the mountains […]