Last night I went out with my coworkers to honor a very sacred Chilean tradition “Pagada de Piso” or “Pay the Floor”. Basically the newest staff member has to take the whole office out for drinks and pay for the first round. Now I’m assuming this IS in fact a Chilean tradition and not just … More Pagada de Piso
Last night I went out with, Katie; the new Gringa at my office, Toño; her Chilean boyfriend, and a group of his friends; who are also Chilean. I was so glad they invited me, because I’ve been wanting to see more of the nightlife of Santiago, but again, I don’t feel supper comfortable going out … More Candelaria
Today is Chile’s National Day and I have to say, these people really know how to celebrate! I think we should borrow a few of these traditions come July 4th. My host “Mamá” and I went to her Son’s house for a huge BBQ (Keep in mind that the temperature has been in the 40s … More How to Celebrate Chile in 4 Easy Steps!
Today my Dad and I took a tour of a local winery, Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 20K from Providencia). It’s actually the biggest winery in South America and one of the biggest in the world. If you haven’t heard of them…well you probably have and didn’t realize it. When I walked in, I immediately … More The Devil lives at Concha y Toro!
The past 24 hours have been a blur! 8am I arrive in Santiago, Chile with my Dad. He’s an airline pilot, so we both get free airfare as long as we fly standby (“flying standby”, means that we can only get on the flight at the last minute, if there are seats available. It’s not … More Culture Shock: My first 24 hours in Santiago