Chile

Travel guides and tips for Chile, including where to go, things to do, good things to eat and stories mainly about Santiago, as well as some handy hints on Valparaiso too.

Review: Salones VIP Pacific Club ‘The Lounge’ at Santiago Airport, Chile

The marketing blurb for the Salones VIP Pacific Club lounge (‘The Lounge’) at Santiago Airport promises “an unforgettable relaxing experience”. I hate to break it to you so early in this review: that was far ...

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Flight Review – Latam LA801 Santiago (SCL) – Auckland (AKL)

Welcome to this overnight 15-hour Latam LA801 Flight Review. After a few weeks enjoying South America, it was time to head West towards New Zealand / Aotearoa. I had taken three flights with Latam already: ...

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Journal: How to handle an earthquake in Chile

We all hope we won’t have to manage a major earthquake when we go on holidays. However, Chile is known for the frequency and severity of its quakes, so here I’m sharing some of my ...

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A picture of a hillside full of colourful houses in Valparaiso Chile

Things to Do in Chile – Day Trip to Valparaiso from Santiago

If you have more than a few days to visit Santiago, Chile, exploring beyond the city is a great way to get a better sense of Chile. One of the most popular day trips from ...

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Things to Do in Chile – Wine tasting at Emiliana Organic Vineyards

One of the most popular excursions from Santiago, Chile is a wine-tasting tour. Take it up a notch by visiting a biodynamic or organic vineyard as part of a guided excursion that collects you from ...

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Travel Tips – Easy £14 Travel Laundry in Santiago, Chile

When I start planning a long solo trip, two questions came to mind: do I want the hassle of checked luggage, and if not, how would I manage laundry while on the road? Hand Luggage ...

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Travel Tips – Libraries & Free WiFi: Providencia, Santiago, Chile

When I travel, sometimes I need to have access to a quiet workspace or decent wifi, and I’ve found that libraries can provide a place to work or research. This library is in Providencia, a ...

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Where to Eat in Santiago – Art & comfort food at Liguria

Every time I went about my business in Providencia, a rather chintzy part of downtown Santiago, Chile, I spotted this restaurant, Liguria.  It had all of the appearance of a traditional Italian or French bistro ...

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Where to Stay in Santiago – Ibis Providencia

If I’m on a long trip to somewhere like Santiago in Chile, which is the other side of the world from Ireland, then I try to stay a bit longer. That means balancing budget against ...

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Where to Eat in Santiago – Restaurant Japon

The tendency of some food reviewers is to be hyper-enthusiastic. Everyone has put in a lot of effort. There was a tough mise en place. I got dressed up. We all want the process to go ...

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Where to Eat in Santiago – Fish for Easter at Casa Lastarria

As a travel blogger, I’m in favour of all occasions, be they religious or secular, that warrant a feast. The fact it was Easter while I was in Santiago, Chile, gave me an excellent excuse ...

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Where to Eat in Santiago – Bocanáriz: Modern Chilean Food

Most restaurants I visit after careful research, at least those at the higher end of fine dining. Bitter experience has taught me that recommendations from strangers are well-intentioned but rarely live up to the hype. ...

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Where to Stay in Santiago – Hotel Plaza

Check-in Experience My arrival to the Hotel Plaza, Santiago was late due to my flight with Latam from Buenos Aires to Santiago. I was mildly concerned that I’d get one of the last rooms in ...

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Arrivals & Transfers | Santiago Airport, Chile (SCL)

This post is about arrivals & transfers at Santiago Airport, Chile. I read SO MUCH misleading rubbish about Santiago Airport (SCL for short) that I thought I’d better write up a quick blog post about what ...

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Latam LA351 FLIGHT REVIEW | Buenos Aires to Santiago

Welcome to this Latam LA351 Flight Review, from Buenos Aires in Argentine to Santiago, Chile. This is one of the busiest routes in operation in South America, which thousands of people each week making the ...

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