What is Life in Chile Like?
Life in Chile is like any other place. Sort of. It boasts an extraordinary landscape on its famous island, abundant native food, artistic talent, and charismatic people. These glimpses of daily life in Chile show us what’s different yet the same among people everywhere.
The first inhabitants of Rapa Nui created archeological feats of wonder by carving monumental moai statues. Statues represent the spirits of ancestors, chiefs, and other high-ranking males. This cultural phenomena earned the island UNESCO status. Indigenous Rapa Nui people who live there call it by its Polynesian name, although it’s commonly known as Easter Island.
Hands down, the best 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. In fact, the city is a World Heritage Site.
A day in the life of Monse… a charming young entrepreneur who’s the guardian of her grandpa’s empanada recipe and a devoted mom to an adorable puppy.
From the blog: Ancient Rapa Nui medicine is curing people on Easter Island.