Noche Buena

Noche Buena

In Chile, Christmas Eve is known as Noche Buena. This is the night that Christmas is celebrated with family, usually with a big meal and gifts for the children brought during the night by St. Nick, who is known as Viejito Pascuero. In years past, I’ve had...
¡Viva Chile!

¡Viva Chile!

Can you spot the gringa? Last Monday, September 18, was Chile’s national holiday, Fiestas Patrias. It’s usually celebrated with friends and family. Often, there’s a barbeque involved. Other than going to doctor visits, I had not been leaving the...
Gobble, Gobble

Gobble, Gobble

It’s that time of the year, Thanksgiving Eve, and I’m watching my traditional “Thanksgiving” movie, Home for the Holidays. Good sound track, great cast. Funny, sad, poignant. Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Robert Downey Jr....

Chiloé, the Lesser-Known Emerald Isle

I’m still sorting through photos of my magical trip to Chiloé, though this one might be my favorite. As if its stunning natural beauty weren’t reason enough to visit, it is home to sixteen patrimonial wooden churches which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site....

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