Tag Archives: History

Chumbeques from Iquique, Chile

Chumbeque – A Tradition from Iquique

Someone from our office knew that I was going to Iquique for work and immediately asked me to bring some Chumbeques back. “What the hell are they?” I thought. Sounded like some small furry animal that you keep as a pet… and then eat. Well, I wasn’t too far off. You do eat them but […]

The Piñera Sandwich and what it contains in English and Spanish

The Piñera Sandwich

The Piñera Sandwich On Monday President Sebastián Piñera got together with diplomats at Confitería Torres (Café) to celebrate Chile’s Bicentenary. President Aníbal Pinto had done the same in 1910 at the same café to celebrate Chile’s first 100 years though with only 16 diplomats that were in the country that time. So why do I […]

Entrance to the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile

Museum of Memory and Human Rights

Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile A day to learn about the recent history of Chile could start in the following museum dedicated to the events which took place between 1973 and 1990: Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Museum of Memory and Human Rights) Matucana 501, Santiago, Open: Tuesday […]

Video of Chile in 1937

SORRY THE VIDEO WAS REMOVED FROM YOUTUBE BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES Yesterday I stumbled across a blog that had a really interesting video on it that I thought I would share here. The video, which is in English and the then new technology of colour film, shows Chile back in 1937. It is an interesting insight […]