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?
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 […]
Today an unusual thing happened in Santiago… IT SNOWED. I have been living in Santiago for a total of 15 years and it has “snowed” three times (if you can count it as snow). On the first two occasions it is was just a light dusting, one of them happening at night so not much […]
As I mentioned in my last post, Santiago has a smog problem in winter. As strange as it sounds most people in Santiago actually look forward to rain in winter. Why? Mainly because it clears the smog away and leaves the Andes coated in snow. While today wasn’t a clear blue-sky day, you can still […]
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 […]