Tag Archives: Chile

The Elqui Valley’s Stars, Solar Ovens and Vineyards

Chile’s Elqui Valley is my most visited location in Chile. Everyone goes to La Serena and the Elqui Valley since it’s just a couple hours drive from Valparaiso and Santiago, but for some reason I somehow end up spending more time in the valley than at the beach in La Serena and Isla Damas with the penguins. Why stay in […]

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Gringo Thoughts: Mocking Accents

Gringo Thoughts – my rants based on my own personal experiences and frustrations of living as a gringa in a foreign country. This post does not necessarily represent my  more thought out, less emotionally driven views on any particular subject and is meant to be taken lightly. Every day is a lesson, and the best thing I’ve learned is to […]

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Costumbres de Año Nuevo: Del 1° de Enero a los Calzones Amarillos

Estamos ad portas de fin de año y ante la típica conversación de las Costumbres de Año Nuevo me empecé a preguntar de donde vienen estas, pues a primera observación se muestran azarosas… o sea ¿¿Qué tiene que ver un calzón amarillo con tener un mejor año… o comer uvas?? Muchos todavía lo practican aunque no sepan sus orígenes o significados, […]

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Teatro Condell: Recuperando el Patrimonio

El Teatro Condell me contaba mi papá era el lugar adonde se llevaban a cabo eventos culturales, por ejemplo conciertos o eventos transmitidos por la Radio Cooperativa Vitalicia, que estaba en la calle Lira muy cerca al Teatro. Fue inaugurado en 1912 (originalmente llamado Teatro Esmeralda), en una época de oro para estos recintos, distintos teatros adornaban los cerros y […]

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Matthei and 7 ELEVEN

Yesterday I got back into Santiago and noticed all of the presidential and parliamentary campaign posters throughout the city. Evelyn Matthei’s especially caught my eye, not necessarily because I was attracted to it but because of its striking  resemblance to the well-known, US convenient store, 7 Eleven. I couldn’t stop laughing, but it made me wonder: 1. Who had that […]

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Suicidal Tendencies in Valparaiso

Last Friday was my first concert in Valparaiso, and I got to see Suicidal Tendencies (ST), a pioneer band in punk/ hardcore/ thrash/metal or ”crossover metal”. They are currently on tour promoting their new album ‘’13’’ and filming their shows for an upcoming video. This is what you missed if you unfortunately did not make it to the Valparaiso show (they also […]

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We’re on I Love Chile

We’ve recently been in contact with I Love Chile, Chile’s largest English newspaper, and its team was attracted by our random and fun entries on our experiences in Chile. The Bay Essence team has been invited to regularly contribute, and you should see our articles published at least once a week. Here is the our first article which was published yesterday, […]

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