Who is Bay Essence?

The Blog

Bay Essence has posts at random in the above-mentioned topics as well as various series that we keep up with, here is a list of them:

Chile (ad)Ventures – Adventuring into new territory and creating business ventures along the way, we highlight both Chilean and expat noteworthy businesses and services in Chile.

Expat Life – Experiences and personal stories on being an expat in Chile
Expat Resources – Helpful information for daily life in Chile

Comidas con Onda – Food reviews of original and historical places with the coolest vibes
Ruta de las Picadas – Picada/dive restaurant reviews
Mundos Entre Chile – Reviews on international food restaurants in Chile

Weekend Events in Santiago
Things to See / Do in Santiago

Weekend Events in Valparaíso
Things to See / Do in Valparaíso

Travel – Our travel experiences in Chile and the world

Chileno en UK – Guest contributor, Hector’s experience as a Chilean in the UK

Behind the Blog

Crystal first arrived to Chile in 2019 for a semester to study abroad at Valparaíso. Two and a half years later, she returned to Santiago live and work.

Crystal is always in search for new adventures and greater understanding of herself and the world. This blog is a venue to recount travel impressions, food/restaurant reviews, and cultural experiences.

The name Bay Essence is an ode to her beloved hometown – Oakland, California a place like Valparaiso – both situated on the bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean on opposite ends of the world. She considers these places very influential and fundamental part of who she is and this blog is written through that very same lens.

Over time, Bay Essence has had some regular guest contributors like Francisco and Hector, two porteños living in Santiago and exploring the world.

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