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I had just finished walking 800 kilometres of the Camino deRead more
Santiago across Spain. It was my second Camino, and I wanted something to bring back to Australia. People who have walked the Camino often wear a scallop shell, both to commemorate their journey, and also to identify themselves to...
Travelling to Chile and checking out the sights inRead more
Santiago? This guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting the capital, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Chilean music you should listen to before you go, to the cool local events you should...
Headed to Chile? You’ll definitely want to explore the culturally cool city ofRead more
Santiago while you’re there. With all the food, stylish shops, fun bars, and great architecture, you won’t be at a loss for things to see and do. If you find yourself with just one single day in...
Cuba’s Afro-Cuban religion is a colourful mix of local customs, folklore and beliefs, with roots in African-derived religious practices. As a result of colonialism, these practices went through a long process of adaption, as millions of African slaves were brought to Cuba to work at the sugar cane, tobacco and...Read more
This small but vibrant city is the most southerly in Chile and sits facing the Straits of Magellan. Punta Arenas is known as the gateway to Antarctica, and makes for the ultimate jumping off point for exploring the epic natural surroundings. But before you go further afield, take some time...Read more
Valparaiso (also called Valpo) is Chile’s second largest city and worth a visit for more than a few reasons — think beaches, ultra-fresh seafood, colourful street art and vibrant nightlife. The other thing that sets Valparaiso apart is the city’s hilly terrain, best navigated by a series of funiculars and...Read more
Founded in the 16th century by a Spanish conquistador and known as the Pearl of the Pacific, Valparaiso is Chile’s main port and a city of dramatic nature and grand, crumbling architecture. The coastline is rugged and picturesque, with pretty hilltop suburbs that can be reached by old-fashioned funicular railways...Read more
Whether you’re soaking up the sun on one of San Sebastian’s beautiful beaches, sipping txakoli (a lightly sparkling white wine) and snacking on pintxos in the scenic old town, bar-hopping with locals long into the night, or enjoying San Sebastian’s rich cultural scene, we’re willing to bet you won’t regret...Read more
After a month of marathons, locals in San Sebastián can finally stop training for races and take it easy. Thankfully, April brings lots of events to satisfy other interests, from shopping to arts and culture, and more. Here’s what’s happening in San Sebastián in April. Moonshine Fair Date: March 31, April...Read more