Chile: Daily Life

Glimpses of daily life in Chile show us what’s different yet the same among people everywhere. Whether it’s an extraordinary landscape, indigenous food, an artists’ environment, or a “day in the life” of a local.


The first inhabitants of Rapa Nui—the Polynesian name for both Easter Island and the indigenous people (still) living there—created archeological feats of wonder by carving monumental moai statues.

A special breakfast in Santiago is a homemade arepa and fresh-squeezed pomegranate juice, made right in front of you.

La Vega Central Market in Santiago is the place to see, taste, and load up on Chile’s rich agricultural bounty. Spread across five square city blocks, nearly 60K people pass through each day—60K!

By definition, graffiti is a form of visual communication, usually illegal, involving the unauthorized marking of public space. Valparaiso has it in spades.

A day in the life of Monse, a young entrepreneur who’s the guardian of her grandpa’s empanada recipe and a devoted mom to an adorable puppy.

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