Posts Tagged with "Chile"

Travel cage match: Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 2: Drink)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Travel cage match:  Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 2: Drink)

If you're new here, you may want to start with Our Consulting Problem and maybe our FAQ and if you like what you see you should totally subscribe to receive new posts via RSS or email in the box on the top right. Thanks for visiting!2 cities enter.  One city leaves. Will it be Santiago, [...]

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Travel cage match: Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 1: Food)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Travel cage match:  Santiago, Chile vs. Buenos Aires, Argentina (part 1: Food)

2 cities enter.  One city leaves. Will it be Santiago, Chile – the home of enormous mayo covered hot dogs and some of the most impressive mountain views anywhere in the world? or Will it be Buenos Aires, Argentina -where you can (and more or less have to) eat steak 5+ times a week? We spent [...]

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Rehab phase 1 is almost complete; Phase 2 is coming

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Rehab phase 1 is almost complete; Phase 2 is coming

Today is our last day in Chile. Tomorrow we return to Argentina. Next week we return to the US. Phase 1 of rehab has been intense We have been unemployed and in South America for almost exactly 6 months now. For 6 months we have had no deadlines and no responsibilities. We’ve had neither cellphone [...]

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 2)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 2)

Our vacation from a vacation from a vacation in San Pedro continues – here’s what we did days 3 and 4, as well as our thoughts on a few restaurants and hotels in San Pedro.  (P.S. Day 4 includes the most incredible natural landscape we’ve ever seen . . . and we get around.)  If [...]

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 1)

Monday, September 6, 2010

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Trip report: San Pedro de Atacama (part 1)

We decided to take a trip to get out of the Santiago smog for a few days and quickly decided on San Pedro because (1) it’s the only major attraction that’s to the north, and it’s still too cold to go south and (2) it’s really neat.  San Pedro is a small town in the [...]

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Atacama: A Vacation within a vacation within a vacation

Friday, August 27, 2010

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Atacama:  A Vacation within a vacation within a vacation

First… we packed up our apartment in San Francisco, put most of our stuff in storage and went to Buenos Aires. Then… after ~4 months we left a couple of bags with a friend in Buenos Aires and went to Santiago. Then… after ~1 month we left a couple of bags with friends in Santiago [...]

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Beaches and mountains and wineries, oh my!: More reasons why Santiago rocks

Monday, August 9, 2010

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Beaches and mountains and wineries, oh my!: More reasons why Santiago rocks

While Santiago is a great city in and of itself, possibly its most compelling feature is its proximity to an amazing variety of incredible day-trips, ranging from beaches to wineries to mountains and more.  This is a tale of some of those day-trips. Context I thoroughly enjoyed writing about career related topics (e.g., Career Option-value) [...]

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A graffiti photo-tour of Valparaiso, Chile

Monday, August 2, 2010

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A graffiti photo-tour of Valparaiso, Chile

There is graffiti everywhere in the coastal Chilean town of Valparaiso and it is incredible. It’s always changing, but below are some of our favorites from July of 2010 (click on one for a slide show with larger images) Pretty crazy isn’t it?  Even more in our Valparaiso graffiti photo gallery Graffiti–art or vandalism?  Please [...]

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We’re settled in Santiago; it’s still awesome (and getting awesomer)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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We’re settled in Santiago; it’s still awesome (and getting awesomer)

We arrived in Santiago from Buenos Aires on Friday, just in time for a cold and somewhat rainy weekend (yay winter in the southern hemisphere!).  We were a little nervous to finally see the apartment that we had committed to sight-unseen for the next month (especially after seeing a different one last week that did [...]

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Santiago, Chile is awesome; let’s live there!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Santiago, Chile is awesome; let’s live there!

We like Chile a lot!! So much so, in fact, that we have added a new “Chilean Adventure” category to the blog and are going to go live there for a month starting on Friday (2 days from now). I was there for a few days in ~2002 and remember absolutely loving Santiago.  Back then, [...]

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